St. Mary Parish Man Arrested After Hitting A Pedestrian
A St. Mary Parish Sheriff's deputy who responded to a crash yesterday evening detected the odor of alcohol on the breath of 49-year-old Douglas Dickerson of Patterson after deputies says he hit a 69-year-old victim as Dickerson was backing out of a driveway.
Dickerson has been charged with:
- Driving while intoxicated 2nd offense
- Careless operation of a motor vehicle
- Vehicular negligent injury
The deputy investigating the crash says the victim was taken to a hospital for observation, while the deputy says he noticed that Dickerson slurred his speech and swayed when he stood.
According to the deputy, Dickerson performed poorly on a field sobriety test, and he later registered a .139% blood alcohol content on the Intoxilyzer 5000 breath test.
Dickerson was transported to the parish jail for booking and incarceration. No bond is set.