NewsLocal NewsIn Your ParishLafayette Parish


St. Martinville man accused in hit-and-run that injured toddler

Joseph Broussard.jpg
Posted at 9:31 AM, Oct 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-16 10:31:11-04

A St. Martinville man has been identified by law enforcement as the driver involved in a hit-and-run that left a 1-year-old hospitalized.

The Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office says that at around 8:20 p.m., deputies were called out to the 600 block of Sweetbriar Street in Lafayette in reference to a vehicle striking the one-year-old child, then leaving the scene.

The driver, according to deputies was identified as 37-year-old Joseph Broussard of St. Martinville.

Broussard was arrested, booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center on charges of 1st Degree Vehicular Negligent Injury, Operating While Intoxicated (1st offense) and Hit-and-Run.

The 1-year-old remains in critical condition at a local hospital.

Stay in touch with us anytime, anywhere.

To reach the newsroom or report a typo/correction, click HERE.

Download our free app for Apple,Android, Roku and Amazon devices.

Sign up for newsletters emailed to your inbox. Select from these options: Breaking News, Evening News Headlines, Latest COVID-19 Headlines, Morning News Headlines, Special Offers

Alexa's Daily Flash Briefing

Follow us on Twitter

Like us on Facebook

Follow us on Instagram

Subscribe to our Youtube channel