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Police: Lafayette man injures two officers while fleeing

Posted at 10:52 AM, Aug 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-20 11:55:40-04

Two Lafayette Police officers are recovering and a Lafayette man is in custody following a call last week that led to the officers being dragged by his vehicle.

Lafayette Police say that on August 15, 2019 at around 9:25 pm, officers responded to a domestic disturbance at a residence in the 200 block of Belle Dame Drive. Police say that while interviewing the caller, officers were made aware that the named suspect, 31-year-old Francois Scricca Jr of Lafayette, allegedly fled the scene.

After arriving on scene, police say Scricca came back to the location in a vehicle and appeared to be impaired.

Officers say that Scricca was instructed to exit the vehicle, but he allegedly refused. As officers approached the vehicle to remove him, he allegedly placed the vehicle in reverse. Both officers were dragged by the moving vehicle as he left the scene.

Responding officers were able to locate the vehicle and attempted to conduct a traffic stop, but Scricca allegedly refused and a pursuit ensued. The pursuit ended on W. Second St. and the Scricca was taken into custody.

The two officers injured in the incident were transported to local hospitals and are recovering.

Scricca was booked with 2-counts of Felony Battery of a Police Officer, Aggravated Flight from an Officer, Resisting an Officer with Force/Violence, OWI 2nd Offense and several active Bench Warrants. He remains in custody at the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center.