Baton Rouge police on Saturday arrested a 42-year-old man accused of drunkenly driving over a woman who had fallen off her bicycle and onto the road.
Johnny Hamilton told police he had been drinking at the Spanish Town Mardi Gras Parade before the incident, according to a police arrest report. Hamilton was driving east in the 1800 block of Florida Boulevard when he drove over a woman who had fallen off her bicycle, the report says.
Hamilton failed both a breathalyzer and field sobriety test, stumbling with slurred speech and bloodshot eyes, the report says. Police also said they found a stolen handgun in his truck.
The victim was admitted to an intensive care unit at a nearby hospital, but she did not suffer life-threatening injuries, the report says.
Hamilton, 37313 La. 74, Geismar, was booked Saturday into Parish Prison on counts of first-offense DWI, reckless operation, vehicular negligent injuring and illegal possession of a stolen firearm.
Teens accused of inciting riot at parade
Baton Rouge police Saturday arrested an 18-year-old man and two 17-year-old boys accused of inciting a riot at the Spanish Town Parade.
Kaleb Faul, 18, was involved in a fight with Grayson Walsh, 17, and Aaron Yuan, 17, along the parade route, at 300 Lafayette St., according to a police arrest report. An officer told the trio to leave, but they refused, the report says.
That caused a crowd of approximately 5,000 parade-goers to become “very aggressive and rowdy” as a result, the officer wrote in the report.
Faul, 65271 Lake Bend Ave., Baton Rouge, Walsh, 273 Shadow Oaks Court, Baton Rouge, and Yaun, 78370 Greenwell Springs Road, Clinton, were booked Saturday into Parish Prison on counts of intoxicated disturbing the peace, resisting an officer and inciting a riot.
Police: Body found near LSU likely suicide
Baton Rouge police said Sunday that the body found near LSU on Saturday was likely not the victim of foul play.
The remains were found near River Road and Skip Bertman Drive, near the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, said Cpl. Don Coppola, a Baton Rouge police spokesman.
Coppola said that investigators suspect it may have been a suicide.
It was unclear exactly how long the remains had been there. The incident remains under investigation.
11 arrested on suspicion of DWI
Authorities arrested at least nine 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:
Angeles Gildardo Chico, 40, 7452 Quorum Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, driver’s license required and failure to maintain control.
Kelvin Gray, 46, 4656 Avenue F, Zachary, first-offense DWI, reckless operation, failure to signal and speeding.
Erik Holmes, 26, 274 South Carrolton, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and license plate required.
Allen McDonald, 25, 1022 Beckenham Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and improper lane usage.
Allen Ortego, 63, 721 Government St., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and reckless operation.
Jaime Pruett, 36, 10244 Savannah Jane Lane, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, failure to maintain control and improper lane usage.
Carlos Sanchez, 32, 11332 S. Walker Court, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, driver’s license required and reckless operation.
Kawaski Staten, 33, 9237 Orleans Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, disobey red light and simple criminal damage to property.
Linda Vines, 50, 3390 Nicholson Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, improper lane usage, driver’s license suspended or revoked and following too close.
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