A woman is in jail tonight for hitting a man with her car and driving away.
State police got the call around 6am on the morning of May 12th that a man was lying in a ditch.
He was hit by Joni Cooley who was driving a white Mazda while walking down Hwy 61 in Ascension Parish.
State police worked closely with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office.
Several leads from the public lead to the arrest of Cooley.
She's in jail facing felony hit and run charges and negligent homicide.