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Affidavit: Motorist charged in double-fatal was drunk

November 18, 2019

LITCHFIELD, Maine (AP) — A Maine man charged with causing a crash that killed two people in Litchfield had a blood-alcohol content that was twice the limit for driving.

Sixty-year-old Shawn Metayer, of Litchfield, made his initial court appearance Monday, a day after he was arrested on manslaughter charges. An affidavit indicated Metayer’s blood-alcohol content was 0.19%. The legal limit for driving is 0.08%.

The collision occurred Nov. 9 when Metayer’s sport utility vehicle crossed the centerline and hit a pickup truck traveling in the other direction.

A married couple, 48-year-old Derek Trudeau and 40-year-old Stephanie Trudeau, of Litchfield, were killed while travelling to pick up their 9-year-old child.

Bail was set at $30,000 cash or $100,000 in property. Defense attorney Tim Zerillo said he was happy that reasonable bail was posted.