The arraignment for a 19-year-old Banks County man indicted for vehicular homicide in the 2007 death of a Banks County High School senior has been postponed.
Piedmont Judicial Circuit District Attorney Rick Bridgeman said Monday that Chase Poole’s defense attorney reported to the judge he was in court in another county and would be unable to attend the scheduled Thursday arraignment. The arraignment has been rescheduled for Monday, June 9, Bridgeman said.
Poole, of 321 Borders Road, Commerce, was also a BCHS student at the death of the accident in which Ashley Blevins died. In addition to Blevins’ death, Poole was injured in the accident along with another passenger and BCHS student, Trace Lamfier.
Blevins was reportedly ejected from the vehicle after Poole attempted to overcorrect and lost control. The Georgia State Patrol handled the investigation into the incident.
Poole was indicted on vehicular homicide in the first degree, which carries a maximum sentence of three to 15 years as well as reckless driving which could carry a maximum sentence of 12 months.