Sheriff’s deputies are looking for Pedro Cervantes, 24, who they say is a suspect in a hit-and-run that injured three children at the Gardere Trailer Park on Saturday night, a Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman said.
Witnesses told deputies that at about 10 p.m. a Hispanic man, who was driving fast around the corner of 2575 Gardere Lane, struck a child riding a bicycle. The child fell onto two other children, East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks said in a news release.
Witnesses said the children, ages 4, 5 and 10, were on the side of the road when they were hit, Hicks said.
The driver continued driving until he ran into a ditch and fled on foot, Hicks said.
All three children were taken to a hospital. Two had bruises and one had a broken leg, Hicks said
Cervantes is believed to reside in a trailer park off of Pecue Lane, Hicks said. However, she said, deputies have been unable to locate him.
Anyone with information on Cervantes should contact the Sheriff’s Office at 389-5000.
Authorities arrest 7 on suspicion of DWI
Authorities arrested at least seven people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, booking records show.
Those booked and the counts against them:
John Day, 38, 11031 Stanley Aubin Lane, second-offense DWI.
Allison Guy, 21, 21203 La. 43, Greensburg, first-offense DWI, driving on the shoulder and reckless operation of a vehicle.
Keith Jackson, 40, 12102 La. 73, Geismar, first-offense DWI, improper lane usage and reckless operation of a vehicle.
Kenneth Jackson, 26, 5340 Ford St., first-offense DWI, driver’s license not in possession and equipment violation.
Danh Le, 38, 1733 McQuaid Drive, first-offense DWI and improper lane usage.
Clifford Lee, 49, 4152 Evangeline St., first-offense DWI, driver’s license required or expired, failure to obey a stop sign or yield sign and reckless operation of a vehicle.
Julio Lopez, 23, 8032 Jefferson Park, first-offense DWI, operating a vehicle without lawful presence in the United States, driver’s license required and reckless operation of a vehicle.
Compiled from staff reports. To talk to a crime reporter at The Advocate, call (225) 388-0369.