Posted: Aug 10, 2012 6:42 PM by Steven Albritton
Updated: Aug 10, 2012 6:45 PM
The McGrew family finally has the answer they've been waiting for. Eight weeks ago Cacie Mcgrew was killed in a head on car accident on Youngsville Highway. According to police, Wade Lohse crossed the center line going southbound hitting Mcgrew.
"Cacie was a really strong person; a beautiful person and a great mother. To have her taken away was tragic enough and then not knowing whether the guy that did it should be in jail for it after two months has been terrible."
Kelly Breaux was a friend of McGrew's and has been actively trying to get that changed. She doesn't people to suffer not knowing if a loved one was killed by a drunk driver.
"Regardless of whether or not he was intoxicated, our frame of mind is that we should have had answers quicker. We should know something. If he was indeed over the legal limit; he should not be free to drive the streets and hit somebody else," Breaux said.
Lohse was cited by police for having open containers in his vehicle the night of the accident. Police say they did not have enough probable cause to jail him from the incident.
Kevin Mcgrew, Cacie's husband, told us the moment he found out that the driver who killed his wife was drunk; he was angry.
"I was actually angry. And at first I thought that if it was just an accident, you know give the guy grace and let it go. But the fact of the matter is that he is a criminal, and he was intoxicated," Kevin McGrew said.
Kevin says that the family is doing well and he just wants the best now for his daugter. He's opened a fund at Midsouth Bank to take donations.
Lohse has been arrested for vehicular homicide and is being held on $150,000 bond.
Friends and family will meet with lawmakers in the coming weeks to hopefully move closer to a faster way of testing drunk drivers on the scene.