Convicted hit & run driver arrested again for DUI

Richard Leleaux (Photo source: Biloxi Police Dept.)
Richard Leleaux (Photo source: Biloxi Police Dept.)

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - A Biloxi man who spent time in jail for a hit and run accident that killed a man is in trouble again.

Thursday, Biloxi police arrested Richard Leleaux, 43, and charged him with drunk driving and felony crack possession. He's being held on a $25,000 bond.

In May 2006, Leleaux struck and killed 90 year old George "Peaches" Harris. The accident happened in broad daylight as Harris walked on the Popp's Ferry Causeway.

His family was furious that the driver of the car, Richard Leleaux, was only sentenced to serve five years in prison. It turns out, he served just three years behind bars.

Police say Richard Leleaux's wrap sheet is extensive, and includes several past DUI and drug arrests.

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