PIERRE PART —A Hammond man was arrested and booked Friday night after driving his vehicle off the road and into a house, knocking the home off its foundation, Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack said.
Among the counts against Joseph Dabadie, 23, 808 Blackburn Road, are DWI third offense, Waguespack said in a news release.
Dabadie was driving south with two passengers on Bayou Drive in Pierre Part just before 7 p.m. Friday, when his car left the road, destroying a gas meter and smashing into the house at 446 Bayou Drive, Waguespack said. Although the occupants of the residence were home at the time, nobody was injured.
Dabadie was transported to Teche Regional Medical Center in Morgan City, then later Friday was booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center in Napoleonville on DWI third offense, insurance violation, driving under suspension and improper lane usage, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Bail had not been set as of Monday, and Dabadie remains in custody.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office Communications Division at (985) 369-2912.