St. Martin

Dec 7, 2012 3:35 PM

Driver arrested on multiple charges, passenger in critical condition

Thursday night, a Butte Larose man was arrested on multiple charges after he lost control of his vehicle, leaving his passenger in critical condition.

At 1:19 am, December 7, Matthew Ortamond, 19, of Butte Larose, lost control of his vehicle while traveling south on Herman Dupuis Road in Butte Larose. Authorities say, Ortamond's vehicle struck an embankment, entered back onto the roadway, and then flipped twice before coming to a rest on its wheels. Passenger, Hailey Arnold, 18, of Butte Larose, was ejected from the vehicle. Authorites say she was transported to a local hospital where she was listed in critical condition. The driver, Matthew Ortamond, was treated for his injuries prior to being booked into the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center on the following charges:

Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated
1st Degree Vehicular Negligent Injury
Careless Operation
No Seat Belt



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