A Duson man arrested Wednesday, accused of hit-and-run driving that injured a pedestrian, told police he left the scene because he thought someone had thrown something at his car when he felt the impact of hitting the 30-year-old woman.
Police arrested Joshua Pitre, 35, who came forward Wednesday morning after television news stations aired information about a Tuesday hit-and-run accident involving a white, four-door car similar to his, Duson Police Chief Kip Judice said.
Pitre’s car had damage to its front, right fender and windshield, as the victim first reported in the accident, Judice said.
The victim is at home and recovering from moderate injuries after being treated at an area hospital, Judice said.
Pitre, of 316 Toby Mouton Road, remained in the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center on Wednesday afternoon in lieu of a $1,000 bond, according to booking records.