GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - A trial date has been set for the man accused in the drunk driving accident that killed the daughter of Gulfport's police chief.
Darrell Blappert Jr, 27, will go to trial November 14th on the felony charge. The trial date was announced Monday morning in the courtroom of Judge Larry Bourgeouis.
Blappert was charged following an accident on Pass Road that killed 29-year-old DeAnna Tucker, the daughter of police chief Alan Weatherford.
In an earlier interview with WLOX, Blappert expressed remorse and admitted he made a mistake. His attorney, Michael Crosby, said he's planning several pre-trial motions which could affect the November 14th trial date.