By: Tanya Gonzalez
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky – Protestors gathered outside the Hall of Justice on Monday to show their opposition to a judge’s ruling on a fatal DUI case.
The group was comprised of the late Brandie Chadwell’s family and friends. They were showing their opposition to a judge’s decision on Friday to exclude critical evidence in her DUI related accident case.
Chadwell died as a result of a car crash four years ago. Bernard King crashed his motorcycle on Interstate 264 in Shively, killing Chadwell, 25, and her unborn baby.
King was charged in their deaths and was also accused of being intoxicated at the time of the accident. He is scheduled to appear in court for the charges next month.
However, in a pretrial hearing on Friday, Judge Brian Edwards decided to throw out a urine test taken at a hospital which showed that King had cocaine in his system.
In addition, the judge threw out King’s statement to police that he had used drugs before getting onto his motorcycle.
Judge Edwards stated that urine tests taken after a crash are unreliable and a blood test was never performed.
Chadwell’s family worries that the dismissal of these key pieces of evidence will not lead to a just ruling next month.
“This is not fair,” said Maggie Briley, Chadwell’s mother. “The man should be put in jail so he cannot hurt someone else. I miss my daughter. I want justice for my daughter.”
King’s trial is scheduled to begin on Aug. 8.
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