A Lafayette man accused of killing 50-year-old Jeanne Tatman in a drunk-driving accident earlier this month was charged with vehicular homicide Monday in 15th Judicial District Court.
Miguel Reyes, 43, also was charged with third-offense OWI, driving with a suspended license and running a stop sign in the Jan. 8 accident that killed Tatman, of Lafayette, about 7:30 p.m. at Broadmoor Boulevard and Robley Drive. Tatman was two blocks away from home.
Reyes’ arraignment was set for March 17 after Assistant District Attorney Royale Colbert filed the charges Monday.
Colbert also filed a motion Jan. 12 to increase Reyes’ bail, which District Judge Edward Rubin granted.
Reyes remained in the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center Monday afternoon in lieu of $600,000 bail, booking records show.
His bail previously was set at $101,000.
Reyes’ January arrest marks the fourth time he’s been booked for driving drunk, but his third-offense OWI arrest in December 2012 in Lafayette Parish has not yet gone to trial.
He’s scheduled for a pretrial hearing in that matter Feb. 12.
Reyes was convicted of second-offense DWI in an August 2012 arrest in Lafayette, according to court documents.
His first conviction involved a March 2005 arrest in Acadia Parish.
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