The officer conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and found all four tires to be flat. She contacted the driver and identified him as Christopher Thomas Jarcy W/M DOB: 01/06/1989. Through an investigation it was determined Jarcy was involved in a property damage hit and run accident moments before Officer Kolwalsky observed the motor vehicle violation. Officer Kolwalsky detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from Jarcy and his vehicle.
The investigation revealed a 2008 BMW X3, operated by David Y. Yarinich, age 22, from 3704 Underwood Way Syracuse, NY was traveling southbound on Kasson when he crossed over into the northbound lane striking a 2003 Toyota Avalon head-on.
Marion County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Safety Team will be adding extra DUII patrols. Deputies will be focusing on impaired and distracted drivers in and around northeast Marion County.
Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2008 Chevrolet Pick-Up, driven by 34 year-old Jason Dejean of Belle Chasse, LA, was traveling north on LA 428 straddling the left and center turn lanes. A bicyclist was traveling south in the center turn lane and was impacted by the Chevrolet. The bicyclist was ejected and died on the scene; the bicyclist’s identity is being withheld pending notification to the family.
The driver of the Toyota Highlander, 24 year old Magen Alicia Hall of Zachary, LA, was properly restrained at the time of the crash and received minor injuries. Hall was treated at the scene, placed under arrest for DWI, and transported to LSP Troop A where she submitted to the breath alcohol test registering nearly double the legal limit
Leonardo Ruesga admitted to driving the vehicle and ingesting illegal substances before he was arrested for Two Counts of Driving Under the Influence involving Death, and One Count of Duty To Stop at the Scene of an Accident Involving Death and Personal Injury.
The driver, Brandy Teague (10-27-83) of San Diego was later arrested and booked into Las Colinas Women’s Detention Facility on several charges, including Gross Vehicular Manslaughter, Felony Child Endangerment, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Driving While Under the Influence of Drugs. Teague was also cited for driving on a suspended license.