Charges Against Man Convicted Of 5 Traffic Deaths Reduced

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One of two drivers convicted in a fiery traffic accident on I-10 in Baton Rouge that killed five people is getting a break from a three-judge panel of the 1st Circuit Court of Appeal.

David Leger's vehicular homicide conviction and his eight-year sentence was tossed yesterday because there was a lack of proof that his intoxication was a factor in the 2011 crash. His conviction was reduced to five counts of negligent homicide, punishable by up to five years in prison.

The East Baton Rouge Parish district attorney says the ruling will be appealed.

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