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Hit-And-Run Driver Arrested After Crashing Into Emergency Vehicles

Darico Stevens (Scott PD Photo)
Darico Stevens (Scott PD Photo)

Scott Police have arrested a less-than-observant driver who disobeyed police commands further complicating the scene of an accident.

Scott Police Chief Chad Leger said Darico Stevens was driving the wrong way on a one-way street near where police were conducting a crash investigation.

Police instructed Stevens to turn around. He put the vehicle in reverse striking a fire rescue truck. The suspect continued to accelerate in reverse striking yet another fire department vehicle.

During the investigation, a stolen handgun was found in the vehicle.

Stevens was arrested and booked into the Lafayette Parish jail on the following charges:

  • Driving the wrong way on a one-way street
  • Hit and Run
  • Flight from an officer

Stevens had three juvenile passengers in his vehicle during the incident.

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