Duson Man Dies In Single Vehicle Crash
Dugas was pronounced dead at the scene by the Lafayette Parish Coroner's Office. Impairment was not suspected to be a factor in the crash; however routine toxicology samples were taken and submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis.
Troppers would like to take this opportunity to remind motorists that sleep deprivation can impair one's ability to drive safely. Some studies have shown that cognitive impairment caused by sleep deprivation can affect driving as much as alcohol impairment. Drivers are encouraged to be well rested before getting behind the wheel and to take breaks whenever necessary.