“Lafourche Parish has been a leader in DWI enforcement in Louisiana for many years, and this latest effort shows we are not slowing down,” said Sheriff Webre.
Spicha was lodged in jail for misdemeanor driving under the influence and felony motor vehicle homicide.
Lebouef assured deputies he was not drunk, but he refused to submit to a field sobriety test or a breathalyzer test.
Trooper Ryan Doyle indicate HIGGINS was operating a 2001 Ford Explorer on Old Colony Avenue when he lost control of his vehicle, swerved right, and struck the girl.
Police say that Diemert fled the scene and was captured and jailed on DUI vehicular assault charges as well as violation of ignition interlock requirements, hit and run and driving while license is revoked.
The driver died shortly after the collision, her 13-year-old daughter sustained a broken arm, her 6-year-old son suffered a severe head laceration, and a 22-year-old passenger sustained a broken neck.