State Police said an intoxicated driver struck and fatally injured a 28-year-old bicyclist in Breaux Bridge on Friday night.
Tyrone Celestine, of Breaux Bridge, was biking on West Mills Avenue near Rees Street in Breaux Bridge at around 11:30 p.m. when Lawrence Sam, 52, also of Breaux Bridge, ran into him in a Dodge truck, Master Trooper Brooks David said.
Celestine wasn’t wearing a helmet when he was ejected from the bicycle and was seriously hurt, David said. He died at a local hospital.
Sam failed a breath test at the scene and was booked into St. Martin Parish Jail on counts of careless operation, open alcoholic container and vehicular homicide, David said.