Accused drunk driver crashes into house, knocks off foundation
PIERRE PART- A Hammond man was arrested and charged with a 3rd offense DWI Friday night after his vehicle ran off the road, crashing into a house with such force that the building was knocked off of its foundation.
According to Assumption Parish Sheriff's deputies, Joseph Marcus Dabadie, 23, and two passengers were driving south on Bayou Drive in Pierre Part when Dabadie ran off the road, destroying a gas meter before the vehicle crashed into a house located in the 400 block of Bayou Drive. Dabadie, the driver of the vehicle, was taken to a hospital in Morgan City where toxicology tests were performed.
Upon his release from the hospital, Dabadie was booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center on a 3rd offense DWI charge along with other charges of an insurance violation, driving with a suspended license and improper lane usage.
Dabadie was still in custody at the time of the release regarding his arrest, and deputies said the investigation is ongoing. Investigators said additional charges are expected in the case.
Anyone with further information concerning the crash is urged to contact the APSO Communications Division at (985) 369-2912.