Teen arrested, accused of deliberately crashing vehicle into St. Martin Parish deputies

Posted at 5:04 PM, Jul 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-04 18:04:09-04

An Arnaudville teen has been arrested, accused of deliberately crashing his vehicle into St. Martin Parish deputies on Hwy 31 following an attempted traffic stop. 

Officials say that while patrolling shortly before 2:00 a.m. Wednesday morning July 4, 2018, deputies attempted to make a traffic stop on a suspicious vehicle in the 1000 block of True Friend Road.

The vehicle, according to deputies, fled the area and following a pursuit, the driver of the vehicle 17-year-old Dartamian Landry of Arnaudville who was allegedly traveling at a high rate of speed, lost control and then allegedly crashed his vehicle deliberately into two St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office vehicles. Those vehicles were located on the bridge at the intersection of Hwy. 31 and Hwy. 355 in Cecilia.
Two St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were injured in the crash and were transported to a local hospital where they were treated and released for moderate injuries, according to a release.
Following an investigation, Landry was arrested on two counts of aggravated assault with a motor vehicle upon a peace officer and attempted first-degree murder.
Landry was booked into the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center. His bond was set at $550,000.00.

An investigation remains ongoing.