Baton Rouge Police say driver high on synethetic marijuana causes crash on Florida Boulevard near Airline; three seriously injured _lowres

Broderick Bryan

Three people were injured in Baton Rouge on Monday afternoon when an Ethel man crashed his car on Florida Boulevard while high on synthetic marijuana, authorities said.

Broderick Bryan, 25, was driving west on Florida Boulevard near Airline Highway when he veered and crashed into a car that had stopped while waiting to turn, according to a police report.

Bryan and the other car’s two passengers were taken to a hospital with serious injuries, the report says.

Bryan told police he had smoked a gram of synthetic marijuana while parked outside a smoke shop before taking to the road to return to his Port Allen hotel room, the report says.

But soon after he began to drive, Bryan blacked out, and the crash soon followed, the report says.

Bryan, of 3617 La. 19, was booked into Parish Prison on counts of first-offense DWI, vehicular negligent injuring, reckless operation and careless operation.