Suspect in Deadly DWI Released from Hospital
Posted on Jun 12, 2013 in Personal Injury
Jennifer Englade, the woman responsible for the death of three over Memorial Day weekend, was released from the LSU Interim Hospital yesterday afternoon. Still wearing a neck brace and with bandages on her arms, Englade was immediately turned over to St. Charles Parish officials, being held at the St. Charles Parish Correctional Center.
It is suspected that Englade was legally drunk when her car crossed the median on Highway 61 and collided with an oncoming vehicle. The vehicle held two women: Esther Contento, 20, and Romishe Mejia-Fequier, 23. Both women were mothers, and Contento was pregnant.
Englade was in violation of her probation when the accident happened, due in court in June, as law enforcement officials sought to revoke her license and return her to jail. When asked if she had been drinking on the day of the Memorial Day weekend accident, Englade reportedly said “I don’t know.”
Englade is facing three counts of vehicular homicide, third-degree feticide, first-degree vehicular negligent injury, a second-offense DWI, reckless operation of a vehicle and driving with an open container, as well as charges related to driving without insurance.
UPDATE: Officials say Englade had amphetamine and cocaine in her system along with a blood alcohol level of .15 on the morning of May 26. Her bail has been set at $500,000.
This is a tragic story. Think before you drive drunk. If you have been involved in a DUI/DWI related incident, don’t hesitate to call Seth Bloom at Bloom Legal, (504) 599-9997, for your consultation.