Drunk driver splashes into water off I-12 near Livingston
HOLDEN - Louisiana State Police arrested a woman on drunk driving charges Tuesday morning after her truck careened off I-12 near Livingston, ending up in a nearby body of water.
Lane closures were in effect on both the eastbound and westbound sides of the interstate past LA 441.
Work crews had to go in the water to retrieve the vehicle, but they had trouble securing the vehicle in a tow truck due to a high sand embankment. The vehicle recovery operation was forced to be postponed, and it could resume as late as this evening.
The driver got out of the vehicle safely, but was arrested afterwards. She would later be identified as 43-year-old Angie Walker, of Baton Rouge. Charges expected include no driver's license, careless operation, no seatbelt and driving while intoxicated.
This is a developing story. News 2's Ashley Fruge is monitoring the roadways this morning on 2une In. We will have updates on WBRZ.com and Twitter.