- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 4, 2015

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - The driver of a vehicle that traveled the wrong way down Interstate 10, resulting in a head-on collision in which a Port Arthur man died, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

KPLC-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1PnjzMy ) state District Judge Ron Ware on Wednesday sentenced 29-year-old Derek Paul Cooper, of Moss Bluff, to a total of 18 years in prison, with three years suspended.

Cooper had a blood alcohol content of .24 - more than three times the legal limit - when he drove eastbound in the westbound lanes of I-10 in Sulphur on Sept. 27, 2014.

Cooper hit another vehicle head-on, killing 31-year-old Jeremy Olivier, the driver of the other vehicle.


Information from: KPLC-TV, https://kplctv.com



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