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Contact:  Sgt. Brian McGregor


Office:    (504) 712-2252

Date:      November 21, 2011


Kenner resident charged with vehicular homicide


KENNER - The Kenner Police Department has arrested Janet Dantin, 41, of 864 Joe Yenni Boulevard, Kenner, in reference to the November 6, 2011, traffic fatality that resulted in the death of 43-year-old Philip Negri II, of Metairie. 

On Friday, November 18, 2011; Traffic Investigator Gerald Miller received the toxicology results from the Louisiana State Police Crime Laboratory that revealed Dantinís; Blood Alcohol Result to be .15 at the time of the crash, which exceeds the legal limit of impairment.  Dantin was charged with the crime of vehicular homicide. 

On November 6, 2011; Dantin was the driver of a 2001 GMC pickup that was backing into a driveway in the 4200 block of East Loyola Drive, in Kenner.  The victim; Phillip Negri II, was standing by a bench where three individuals were seated.  Dantin claims she depressed the accelerator instead of the brake, causing the vehicle too rapidly accelerate.  Negri and the pick up truck were propelled thru a brick walk of a residence.  Negri was transported to a local hospital where his death was pronounced.       

At the time of this press release, Dantin remains in custody; her bond was set at $150,000. 

Chief Steve Caraway urges anyone who witnessed this traffic fatality crash to call Traffic Investigator Gerald Miller at (504) 712-2424.