19-year-old arrested for second DWI after hit-and-run crash on I-10

Photo provided by the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office.
Monday, July 22, 2013 - 7:00pm

A 19-year-old man was arrested for his second DWI after he allegedly caused a crash on I-10, fled the scene, and allegedly tried to outrun police.

According to the arrest report, a trooper with the Louisiana State Police responded to the hit-and-run crash on Sunday, July 21 at roughly 1:15 a.m. The trooper located the suspect’s vehicle because the victim followed the car after it took off.

The suspect, Darin Terrell, reportedly exited off I-10 at the Highland Road exit, then re-entered the interstate. He got off the Interstate a second time at the Siegen exit. The trooper followed Terrell down Siegan Lane.

“I observed the vehicle attempt to turn into a business parking lot,” the arrest report explained. “I then activated my overhead lights in an attempt to stop the vehicle. The vehicle then turned around in the parking lot, and proceeded toward me in a head-on manner. The suspect then went around my unit and began to travel south on [Siegan Lane].”

Terrell eventually stopped his vehicle and surrendered. The trooper noted that he seemed to be intoxicated. A chemical test later revealed his blood alcohol level was .100 percent.

Terrell was arrested and charged with Hit-and-Run, DWI (second offense), Careless Operation, and Resisting Arrest. He was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on a bond of $3,500.

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