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Silt vehicular homicide case to move forward

Ryan Summerlin
rsummerlin@postindependent.com

A district court judge has found probable cause to move forward with all three felony counts in a Silt vehicular homicide case.

David Paul Cavaliere, 37, faces two counts of vehicular homicide and one count of felony violation of bail bond conditions. According to Silt police, Cavaliere was driving a Ford Explorer that struck two oncoming motorcyclists as he turned left off U.S. 6 in March.

He was initially arrested on misdemeanor careless driving causing death, but the district attorney's office later filed charges of felony vehicular homicide. After a preliminary hearing that stretched into two days, a district judge found probable cause to bind over the two vehicular homicide counts for trial.

On Friday, the court heard another preliminary hearing, this time on the felony bail bond violation, which was filed later than the initial charges. Cavaliere failed to appear for arraignment in early September, which was a violation of his bail bond conditions. He turned himself in three weeks later and has been in jail since.

He will next be in district court on Dec. 12.