May 24, 2013 2:02 PM by Tonya LaCoste

Sheriff: Man intentionally crashes vehicle trying to kill himself; infant involved

A New Iberia man is accused of trying to kill himself by intentionally driving into oncoming traffic.  The Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office says Dwayne P. Shaw, 48, crashed into a vehicle carrying a three-month-old baby and a 37-year-old man.

It happened at the intersection of Hwy 182 and Laperouse Dr. around 9:42 Friday morning. The infant and man were taken to a hospital to be treated for injuries.

Shaw, who lives at 832 A Bank St., is charged with aggravated criminal damage to property, 2nd degree cruelty to a juvenile, aggravated obstruction of a highway of commerce, two counts of aggravated battery, driving left of center, no seat belt, driving under suspension and failure to register his vehicle.



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