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NOPD officer: Driver of Lamborghini admitted to drinking, speeding before fatal crash

Jason Adams exits Orleans Parish Criminal Court. (FOX 8 Photo/FILE) Jason Adams exits Orleans Parish Criminal Court. (FOX 8 Photo/FILE)
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

Jason Adams, charged in a fatal Lamborghini crash, appeared in court Wednesday for a motions hearing. 

In May, Adams slammed the luxury car into a floodwall along Tchoupitoulas, killing his passenger, 23-year-old Kristi Lirette.

The prosecution submitted NOPD bodycam footage taken shortly after the crash. Attorneys say they plan on using the footage during the trial. The video was not shown in court Wednesday. The officer who captured it testified that the video shows Adams admitting to having several alcoholic drinks and speeding.  

At a previous hearing, the lead investigator told the court a toxicology exam showed Adams had a blood alcohol content of .11. The legal limit is .08. The tests, taken hours after the crash, also revealed Adams also had prescribed Zoloft in his system. 

Adams faces a charge of vehicular homicide in Lirette's death.

Her family was also in court on Wednesday.

"It's the holidays, it's Christmas," said Lirette's father, Brett. "My daughter is not gonna be here for Christmas with the family, and that's the toughest thing outside of the phone call we got the morning of May 5th."

The Lirette family and Adams will be back in court on Tuesday, and Judge Robin Pittman said a trial date  could be set then. She was adamant that it won't start in January. 

Adams' attorney declined to comment.

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