Careless driving charge in death of off-duty officer
COVINGTON, La. (AP) — Officials in a New Orleans suburb say a 53-year-old woman has been charged with careless driving and making an improper turn in a car accident that killed an off-duty New Orleans police officer.
St. Tammany Parish District Attorney Warren Montgomery says a grand jury indicted Jennifer Robinson on Wednesday.
But he says the grand jury found that evidence does not support a charge of negligent homicide in the death of 26-year-old Ricardo Silva Jr.
Silva was driving a motorcycle when hit by Robinson’s car in August 2018. Robinson was turning left into a private driveway on Louisiana Highway 1082, and Silva was heading the other direction.
Montgomery says the indictment handed up Wednesday also charged Robinson with failing to use a seat belt.