Baton Rouge, La (FOX44) — A man with a history of driving while intoxicated was arrested yesterday for allegedly killing a pedestrian in a hit-and-run crash. Once in custody he allegedly confessed to the crime.
The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office reports that Kenneth Wayne Station, 37, of Baton Rouge, was taken into custody on Monday, March 4. He is accused of hitting and killing Anthony Ballard, 23, on May 27, 2012.
Officials say witnesses reported seeing Ballard on the side of the road in a ditch on Hanks Drive. Ballard was transported to a local hospital, where he later died as a result of his injuries.
Investigators established Station as a suspect based on an anonymous tip provided to Crime Stoppers. They were then able to locate the wrecked vehicle at a local repair shop and matched it to fragments recovered at the scene.
Station was taken into custody for questioning and he allegedly confessed to the crime. He also admitted that he had several alcoholic beverages that evening, which is why he did not report the incident to law enforcement. He has past DWI arrests and his license is currently suspended.
Station was booked and charged with Vehicular Homicide, Hit-and-Run, and Driving Under Suspension. He was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.