UPDATE: Judge orders former coach to jail

UPDATE: Judge orders former coach to jail

After sentencing former West Orange-Stark Assistant Coach Carl Broussard, 54, to 10 years probation Monday, May 15, for charges related to a fatal car accident that claimed the lives of a young mother and her 6-year-old daughter, Judge Buddie Hahn has now ordered Broussard to spend 180 days in the Orange County Jail up front.

Broussard pleaded guilty earlier this year to two counts of failure to stop and render aid after fatally striking 25-year-old Ava Nicole Lewis and her daughter Lamya Janise Newhouse with his vehicle on Nov. 2, 2015.

During sentencing, Hahn reportedly held open the option to assess jail time to Broussard and decided later in the week to take that option, sending Broussard to county jail for six months starting mid-June. Once released, Broussard will have to complete his probation and could face as much as 20 years in prison (up to two consecutive 10-year sentences) if he fails to meet the terms of his probation.

Previous coverage:

theexaminer.com/stories/news/judge-gives-former-coach-probation-failing-render-aid-after-fatal-crash.

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