VERMILION PARISH SHERIFF’S OFFICE MAKES HIT AND RUN ARREST

According to Vermilion Parish Sheriff Mike Couvillon, a 16 year old Iberia Parish teenager has been arrested and booked into a juvenile detention center as a result of a hit and run incident which occurred in Northern Vermilion Parish on 02/07/09 which left one female pedestrian hospitalized for several days.

Sheriff Couvillon says that on 2/07/09 at approximately 6:30pm the female victim and two male pedestrians were standing outside of their vehicle on Dudley Rd. north of Erath, when the female was struck by an oncoming vehicle which failed to stop.

Sheriff Couvillon says that the 16 year old juvenile has been charged with hit and run, and additional charges may be forthcoming.

Finally, Sheriff Couvillon commends the Erath Police Department and a concerned citizen for their assistance in this investigation, as they played a key role in allowing the Sheriff’s Office to make an arrest.

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