BATON ROUGE, LA - Attorney General Jeff Landry released the following statement after his office obtained a unanimous jury conviction of Dallas Veillon on Negligent Homicide for the 2013 death of St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Deputy Jeff Watson:
“Law enforcement officers put their lives at risk daily to protect our communities. When one is lost in the line of duty, we all feel the pain. I am proud of our prosecutors for bringing Mr. Veillon to justice. My prayers are with the family of Deputy Watson, and my hope is that today’s conviction will help the Watsons through their grieving process.”
According to expert witnesses, Dallas Veillon had a blood alcohol level nearly twice the legal limit at the time of the crash and turned in front of Deputy Watson causing a multi-car collision. Veillon, facing up to five years in prison, is expected to be sentenced in November.