Accused drunk driver faces additional charge

Brett Gerald, 30
Brett Gerald, 30

Baton Rouge, La. - State Police added another charge of vehicular homicide against the man accused of driving drunk and killing several people in a crash in East Feliciana Parish.

Trooper Russell Graham said investigators re-arrested Brett Gerald, 30, after a sixth victim in the crash died this weekend.

Troopers said Gerald was driving the wrong way down La. 67 near Slaughter, La. last Wednesday night when he hit a car carrying seven people. Five died at the scene and two were taken to local hospitals, but one died this past weekend.

Investigators said a sample of Gerald's blood showed he had a 0.15 blood alcohol level at the time of the crash nearly twice the legal limit. He now faces six counts of vehicular homicide and other charges.

Court officials said Gerald has a bond hearing scheduled for Tuesday afternoon on the new charge.