A suspected drunk driver who ran a red light Thursday night and crashed into another vehicle on Ambassador Caffery Parkway will be jailed for third-offense DWI when he’s released from the hospital, Lafayette police said.
Kenneth R. Moore, 49, injured two others, one critically, in the accident that occurred at 8:20 p.m. in the 3500 block of Ambassador Caffery, Cpl. Paul Mouton said.
Moore, of Lafayette, was driving north on Ambassador Caffery in a 1998 Chevrolet when he ran the light at Tucker Drive and collided with a 2013 Honda, Mouton said. The driver of the Honda suffered moderate injuries, while a passenger remains in critical condition at a Lafayette hospital.
When he’s released from hospital care, Moore will be booked on third-offense DWI, two counts of first-degree vehicular negligent injury, reckless operation of a vehicle, failure to obey a traffic signal, open container in a vehicle, no seat belt and failure to register a vehicle, Mouton said.
The crash remains under investigation.