Fatal DUI case recessed until Friday

Darryl Blappert and his defense attorney, Michael Crosby.
Darryl Blappert and his defense attorney, Michael Crosby.

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - The man accused in the drunk driving accident that killed the daughter of Gulfport's police chief will be back in court Friday.

Tuesday morning, Darryl Blappert's defense attorney, Michael Crosby, made a number of motions, including asking Judge Larry Bourgeous to recsue himself. The judge denied that request.

Crosby also asked the prosecutor to back away from the case saying members of the court and law enforcement communities are too close to the case involving the police chief's daughter. That request was also turned down.

Blappert is accused of ramming Deanna Tucker as she was leaving a bridal shop last year.

Around 10:30am, the judge recessed the case until Friday.

Crosby told WLOX News that his goal is still to resolve this case without going to trial. That trial is currently set for March 19, 2012.

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