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St. Amant Teenager Killed in Ascension Parish CrashGramercy – According to the Louisiana State Police, shortly […]

Louisiana: State Troopers charged Corey J. Newton with DWI hit and run death of Brittany L. Harris in St. James Parish crash

The initial investigation by State Police revealed that the crash occurred as 24 year old Corey J. Newton of Gramercy was driving a 2008 Nissan Altima eastbound on LA Hwy 3125 approaching LA Hwy 3213. At the same time, Harris was driving a 2007 Dodge Charger northbound on LA Hwy 3213 approaching LA Hwy 3125. As both vehicles approached the traffic light controlled intersection, Newton entered the intersection on a red light. As a result the Nissan struck the Dodge on the driver’s side, causing the Dodge to leave the roadway and strike a utility pole.

Louisiana: State Police believe Hunter L. Lehmann was DUI when he crashed stolen car and died

Troopers learned that Lehmann stole a 2010 Dodge Ram from the Duff Road area of Walker, LA earlier in the day. Denham Springs police officers spotted the stolen vehicle, and a short pursuit ensued. The investigation revealed that the crash occurred as Lehmann was driving the Dodge southbound on LA Hwy 1032. As he was traveling southbound Lehmann failed to negotiate a left hand curve and the Dodge ran off the roadway to the right. After leaving the roadway the Dodge struck a tree head on.

Louisiana: State Police lock up DWI driver Patrick W. Ruffner; boozing bozo drove drunk into police parking lot to report a hit and run crash!

At approximately 3:00 am on May 10, 2014, a Sergeant working the desk at Troop A received a phone call from Ruffner. Ruffner stated that he had recently been involved in a hit and run crash on I-10 near Siegen Ln. in Baton Rouge. The Sergeant advised Ruffner to come to the Troop and meet with Troopers in order to fill out a crash report. At approximately 3:45 am, a Trooper who had been called back to the Troop to handle the crash report observed a 2005 Chevy Trailblazer exiting the parking lot of the Troop. When the Trooper pulled into the parking lot, the Trailblazer followed him and the driver (later identified as Ruffner) stopped the vehicle near the front door of the Troop and approached the Trooper