SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - An arrest has been made in connection with a head-on collision almost 2 months ago in Shreveport that claimed the life of a 55-year-old motorcyclist.
Ashley Nicole Heins, 36, of Shreveport, is in Caddo Correctional Center today after being booked at 8:49 p.m. Friday on a charge of vehicular homicide/DUI. Her bond has been set at $150,000.
The collision happened just after 3 p.m. Aug. 18 in the 8300 block of Linwood Avenue near West 83rd Street.
Heins was driving a 2003 Kia Optima north on Linwood Avenue when her vehicle reportedly crossed over the center line and struck a southbound 1999 Suzuki motorcycle being driven by Franklin "Danny" Jacobs, a crash report says.
He was taken to University Health in Shreveport in critical condition. Jacobs later was taken off life support.
Heins reportedly told authorities that she didn't know what happened, just that a motorcycle came out of nowhere and appeared in front of her.
A responding officer on the scene states in the crash report that Heins was slurring her speech and swaying while standing. When asked if she had taken any medication, the report says she admitted to having taken 4 Klonopin pills within the previous 2 hours.
Heins was given a Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST) at the scene that, according to the report, detected impairment.
No charges were immediately filed in the case.