NewsLocal NewsIn Your Parish


Palmetto man booked with DWI in crash

Posted at 1:54 PM, Mar 18, 2019

Three people were injured in a crash this weekend, and State Police say the driver who caused it was drunk.

Phillip Harrison Sr., 69, of Palmetto, was booked with second-offense DWI, resisting arrest, vehicular negligent injury, careless operation, open container, no insurance, failure to register vehicle, misuse of temporary license plate, no seat belt, driving under suspension.

Harrison is accused of crashing his car into the rear end of a pick-up truck that was stopped on La. 182, waiting to make a left turn, state police say.

There were three people in the truck: a 59-year-old man, 58-year-old woman and 19-year-old girl, troopers say.

Troopers allege that tests revealed Harrison’s blood alcohol to be 0.183g%.