Woman accused of hitting man with her car

Baton Rouge police arrested a 25-year-old woman Monday accused of trying to run over a man with her car after he told her she could no longer stay with him.

The victim told police Christina Blanchard had been living with him for about a month, but he told her Sunday she had to leave, the affidavit of probable cause says.

They met at 5 p.m. Monday in the apartment complex parking lot for Blanchard to turn over her key, the affidavit says. When she got in her car to leave, she sped out of the lot and hit the victim, who was standing a few feet from the vehicle.

The victim sustained minor injuries, the affidavit says.

Blanchard, 12727 Coursey Blvd., Apt. 1079, was booked into Parish Prison on a count of aggravated second-degree battery.

Authorities book 3 on suspicion of DWI

Authorities arrested at least three people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Monday and 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, booking records show.

Those booked and the counts against them:

  • Patrick Mancuso, 18, 4682 Drusilla Lane, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and reckless operation.
  • Cole Phillips, 19, 4 Greenbrier Court, New Orleans, first-offense DWI, improper lane usage and reckless operation.
  • Arthur Thomas, 25, 5956 Hooper Road, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, careless operation and speeding.

Compiled from staff reports. To talk to a crime reporter at The Advocate, call (225) 388-0369.