Circuit Judge Larry Bourgeois will hear pretrial motions Thursday in the case against Darrell Blappert, who is charged with drunken driving resulting in the death of DeAnna Tucker, daughter of Gulfport Police Chief Alan Weatherford.
The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/wLWe8A ) the 27-year-old Blappert is free on a $1 million bond pending trial March 19.
Police have said Tucker was pinned between her car and a pickup truck March 29, 2011, when Blappert's car collided with 1 of the vehicles outside a Gulfport bridal shop. Blappert has admitted he had been drinking beer, but said he crashed when a vehicle pulled in front of him. Tucker died in a few hours.
Blappert's attorney wants the judge to review a videotape of the crash and plans to argue several motions Thursday.
Information from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.com
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