Driver arrested in crash that killed Dutchtown High student, charged with DWI, vehicular homicide _lowres

Dwight Perrilloux

A Prairieville man out on bail after his arrest in a fatal December crash in Ascension Parish that killed a 15-year-old Dutchtown High School student was arrested again on allegations he battered the mother of his child in a domestic dispute.

Dwight P. Perrilloux III, 19, 37214 St. Marie Ave., Prairieville, was booked into Ascension Parish Prison near Donaldsonville on Feb. 11 on domestic abuse battery, unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling and simple battery, said Lt. Col. Bobby Webre, Ascension Parish sheriff’s chief of criminal operations.

Perrilloux’s bail was set at $25,000. He posted bond and was released from jail Thursday, Webre said.

Perrilloux had gone to the woman’s Gonzales home and told her that he wanted to take the child with him, Webre said.

When the mother told him no and asked him to leave, Perrilloux pushed her out of the way and then pushed her down. He then slapped her when she got between him and the child, Webre said.

A female friend of the woman who was at the home called 911 and Perrilloux left.

Perrilloux was arrested in the incident, which was the same day prosecutors charged him in the Dec. 9 fatal crash in which State Police troopers had said he was intoxicated on unspecified narcotics.

At the time, Perrilloux had been out of jail nearly two months following his arrest Dec. 9 in the crash. He posted a property bond for bail of $151,144 and was released Dec. 12, Webre said.

In the crash, Perrilloux, identified in December as being from Reserve, faces two counts of vehicular negligent injuring and single counts of vehicular homicide, first offense driving while intoxicated and reckless operation.

Perrilloux came upon stopped traffic on La. 74 about 7 a.m. as he drove over the Interstate 10 overpass and swerved out of his lane to avoid traffic, troopers have said.

But Perrilloux crashed head-on into an oncoming car driven by Camille Carline, who was headed to Dutchtown High with her two younger sisters. The youngest sister, Claire, 15, died at the scene, troopers said. Camille, then 17, and Colleen Carline, then 16, suffered moderate injuries.

It’s not clear who Perrilloux’s defense attorney is in the crash, but court records show attorney Rick Alessi represented him during a bail hearing Wednesday in the domestic case.

Alessi did not return a message Friday.

Results of the state’s toxicology test were not immediately available Friday.