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Cecilia man arrested in connection with pedestrian hit-and-run

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Posted at 3:43 PM, Feb 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-20 16:43:15-05

A Cecilia man has been arrested in connection with a hit-and-run incident over the weekend in St. Martin Parish.

Deputies say the incident happened on Saturday night, in the 1000 block of George Dupuis Road. Deputies learned that a man had been walking on the road when he was hit by a vehicle that drove off.

Following an investigation, 44-year-old Dalton Williams Jr of Cecila was developed as a person of interest and later arrested. He is facing charges of Felony Hit and Run and Operating Vehicle While License Is Suspended.

Williams was booked into the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center. No bond had been set.

Spokesperson for the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office Ginny Higgins says that the man that was hit is still hospitalized. An updated on his status has not been provided.