The woman accused of causing a fatal wreck while driving drunk this week on the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway successfully completed a diversion program on Nov. 23 for a previous Causeway DWI, authorities say. Two weeks later, however, she was arrested on another DWI charge, according to court records.
The southbound lanes of the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Bridge will be closed for repairs Sunday morning (March 25) for three hours, Causeway General Manager Carlton Dufrechou said. The closure starts at 3 a.m.
Causeway Police say one of the drivers involved in a fatal crash on the bridge this morning was drunk, driving with a suspended license, and had two prior DWIs.
An early morning fatal crash on the Causeway Bridge that shut down traffic for hours was caused by a drunk driver who now faces her third DWI arrest.
A Covington woman with two drunken driving arrests in the past nine months has been blamed for the fatal wreck Thursday morning (March 23) on the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway. Olivia Matte, 26, was booked with vehicular homicide, which presumes she was driving while impaired, after the 2:30 a.m. crash on the southbound bridge, authorities said.
A two-vehicle crash on the southbound Lake Pontchartrain Causeway early Thursday took the life of a Mississippi man and resulted in a woman being booked on vehicular homicide and DWI counts.
Officials say the woman accused of vehicular homicide in an early morning crash on the Causeway Bridge had a suspended license and twice before was charged with driving under the influence.
After a suspected drunk driver caused a fatal accident Thursday, residents are saying now more than ever they’re worried about their safety on the Causeway Bridge.