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Metairie woman accused of killing man while intoxicated sentenced in separate DWI case

Olivia Matte, 27, pleaded guilty to a DWI in St. Tammany Parish. She still has charges pending in Jefferson Parish. (Source: St. Tammany Parish DA's Office) Olivia Matte, 27, pleaded guilty to a DWI in St. Tammany Parish. She still has charges pending in Jefferson Parish. (Source: St. Tammany Parish DA's Office)
COVINGTON, LA (WVUE) -

A Metairie woman accused of killing a man on the Causeway Bridge while intoxicated has been sentenced for a separate DWI.

Olivia Matte, 27, pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated and improper lane usage Tuesday in St. Tammany Parish.

Distict Judge William Knight sentenced Matte to a suspended six-month jail sentence, enrollment in a DWI and substance abuse treatment program, four eight-hour days of community service, a $600 fine plus court costs, and continued house arrest until charges pending against her in Jefferson Parish are resolved. She was required to pay a $50 fine plus court costs on the improper lane usage charge.

Matte was charged with DWI a third time on March 23, 2017, while out on bond for the St. Tammany charge, after an accident on the Causeway in Jefferson Parish resulted in the death of a Mississippi man. Matte faces the following charges in Jefferson Parish: vehicular homicide, failure to maintain control, driving with a suspended license, and vehicular negligent injury.

Matte was stopped on Dec. 7, 2016, by a Louisiana State Police trooper after he observed her car veer multiple times across the center line of Louisiana Highway 22 in Mandeville and then ride on the line for another 30 feet.

The officer noted that Matte’s eyes were “bloodshot” and glossy and that she was swaying back and forth and smelled of alcohol.

Matte refused a breathalyzer but failed a field sobriety test and was arrested, prosecutors said.

Just weeks before her St. Tammany Parish arrest, Matte had completed a Diversion Program in for a previous DWI arrest on the Causeway Bridge in Jefferson Parish. The charge was dismissed.

Though Matte was charged by state police in St. Tammany Parish with DWI second offense, prosecutors could not pursue the case as a second offense because the initial charge had been dismissed.

Knight noted during the sentencing that by law he had to sentence Matte for a first offense DWI and that he could not consider the pending charges in Jefferson Parish.  

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