Robert Campbell, 23, of Catherine Street in Morgan City was charged at 11:25 p.m., with reckless operation of a vehicle, hit and run driving, second offense driving while intoxicated and driving under suspension.
According to witnesses, they were travelling west on U.S. 90 when they observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed. That vehicle, driven by Campbell, then struck the rear of their vehicle causing the crash, Morgan City Police Chief Marc Folse said.
While officers were en route to investigate the crash near the Federal Avenue exit of the bridge, they were notified that one of the vehicles had left the scene. It was travelling east in the westbound lane and was finally located near the Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard exit. Folse said Campbell appeared to be in an intoxicated state.
Campbell advised officers that he had taken several pills of Klonopin and had smoked marijuana. He was taken to Teche Regional Medical Center where he consented to have his blood drawn. The results are pending at the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab.
Campbell remained jailed this morning with no bail set.
Other MCPD weekend arrests include:
—Earlisa Granger, 30, of Arizona Street, Morgan City, at 12:43 p.m. Friday, charged with disturbing the peace and remaining where forbidden. She refused to leave the Best Western where she was causing a disturbance. Granger remained incarcerated this morning with no bail set.
—Michael Drummond, 33, of Short Street, Morgan City, turned himself in to the MCPD at 2:12 p.m. Friday on warrants for domestic abuse battery and violation of protection order. Drummond was released after posting a $25,000 bail.
—Levonti Bogen, 19, of Bayou Black Drive, Gibson, was arrested Sunday 10:55 p.m. at Solar Apartments for simple battery. Bogen posted bail of $692 and was released.
—Joshua Gibby, 38, of Brashear Avenue, Morgan City, was charged Friday at 10:29 p.m., with illegal carrying of a weapon and disturbing the peace. He posted bail of $984 and was released.
—Lucy Landry, 49, of Franklin Street, Morgan City, was arrested Friday at 11:58 p.m., for careless operation and DWI. Officers responded to a vehicle crash at Dead Man’s Curve on La. 70 near Lake End Park. Landry failed a series of sobriety test, along with an intoxilyzer test result of .228 grams-percent. Landry was released after posting a $2,500 bail.