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Jefferson Parish, LA – Man Arrested After Fatal Wreck On Lapalco Blvd Near Peters Rd

Jefferson Parish, LA (August 17, 2019) – A man was arrested after a deadly traffic accident that happened in the early morning of Saturday, August 17th. The incident took place on Lapalco Boulevard, also known as LA-428, near the area of Peters Road in Jefferson Parish. The crash took place right before 2:00 a.m.

The victim of the accident was traveling east on Lapalco Boulevard in the left lane next to 32-year-old Darrell Patterson, who was driving in the right lane. According to police, Patterson’s car left the road on the right-side, striking the victim’s vehicle upon re-entry. The impact caused the other vehicle to leave the road and strike a pole. 

The driver of the other vehicle was pronounced dead by responding paramedics. It is believed that Patterson may have been intoxicated at the time of the wreck. Patterson was taken into custody under charges of vehicular homicide, cocaine possession, and negligent injury. The crash is under investigation at this time. We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

DUI Car Wrecks in Louisiana

Jefferson Parish, LA - Man Arrested After Fatal Wreck On Lapalco Blvd Near Peters RdLouisiana is well known for its high rate of DUI collisions. From 2003 to 2012, there were around 3,046 people who were killed in accidents involving drunk drivers in the state of Louisiana. Across the U.S., about 1 in 3 deaths in a car crash are due to intoxicated motorists. 

When a driver chooses to drink and get behind the wheel, they are less able to deal with hazards on the road. This puts everyone at risk, including themselves. They are likely to cause a crash and hurt others on the roadway.

The expert Louisiana DUI crash attorneys at Fisher Injury Lawyers have been helping the residents of Louisiana for over 26 years. We provide exceptional legal representation to all our clients. Contact us today at 225-766-1234 to discuss your options for proceeding. 

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