Serie was arrested last August after toxicology results found he had illegal drugs in his system at the time of a car crash that killed his 45-year-old wife, Sheila Serie, and 34-year-old Shannon Cox. A passenger in Cox’s car also was injured.
Serie and his wife were returning home from a Houston hospital on May 5 when his vehicle crossed a median on U.S. Hwy. 165 south of Kinder and struck Cox’s vehicle head-on.
Serie pleaded innocent to two counts of vehicular homicide, one count of driving while intoxicated and one count of vehicular negligent injury.
The trial was scheduled to begin Monday but was delayed because Serie’s attorney, state Sen. Eric Lafleur, is attending a reapportionment session in Baton Rouge.
That session will be followed by the regular annual session of the Legislature.