- Associated Press - Friday, June 26, 2015

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - A driver who in September turned in front of a motorcyclist in Raceland and killed him has been sentenced to a year of probation after pleading guilty to a traffic violation.

The Daily Comet reports (http://bit.ly/1dkHQmU) 47-year-old Jervier Maxwell, of Houma, pleaded guilty to improper turn in state District Judge Steve Miller’s courtroom at the Lafourche Parish Courthouse in Thibodaux.

Maxwell was arrested in the Sept. 22 crash that killed 33-year-old Kendrick Johnson, of Plaquemine

Miller handed down a suspended sentence of 30 days in the parish jail, a year of probation and a $500 fine plus court costs.

The judge said during the hearing that while the punishment might not be enough for Johnson’s family, the case had ultimately come down to a traffic charge.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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