The Ninth Court of Appeals in Beaumont has ruled in favor of a man pleaded guilty to
criminally negligent homicide. The plea agreement allowed Randy Blanchard to appeal
He was placed on 10 years probation in February of 2015 for the March 2012 death of
Francisco Chavez. Chavez died after his motorcycle was struck by a pickup being driven
by Blanchard in Port Arthur. The appeals court ruled that a warrant was not obtained to
draw blood from Blanchard following the wreck.