Jul 12, 2014 12:40 PM by Cecilia Stevenson

Alleged Friday Night DWI Crash Injures 2 Children

Late Friday night, Iberia Parish Sheriff's deputies responded to a single vehicle crash in the 7100 block of Ozenne Road.

Deputies discovered a 2006 Honda Accord in a ditch with three people inside around 11 p.m.

Officers report, the Honda, driven by 25 year old Adrione Manuel of New Iberia, was traveling east on Ozenne Road when for unknown reasons the vehicle traveled off of the roadway. The vehicle continued to the left, into a ditch and struck a tree.

Manuel, a 4-year old male and an 8 year old male were transported to a hospital for minor to serious injuries. When Manuel was released from the hospital he was booked into the Iberia Parish Jail for the charges of Driving While Intoxicated, 2 counts of Vehicle Negligent Injury, 2 counts of No Child Restraint, 2 counts of Child Endangerment and Careless Operation.

Manuel, who police say allegedly showed signs of intoxication, faces additional charges in Lafayette Parish for Simple Battery and Resisting an Officer after he struck a hospital employee during treatment.

A toxicology sample was obtained from Manuel for blood alcohol analysis.

The crash remains under investigation.



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