Posted: May 16, 2010 7:42 PM by WBRZ
Updated: May 16, 2010 8:05 PM
UPDATED with booking photograph and information from LA State Police.
Louisiana State Police have charged Marshall A. Hahn, 30, of Lacombe, La., in the hit and run on River Road Saturday morning that severely injured LSU graduate student Michael Bitton.
Bitton was bicycling south on River Road near Brightside when he was hit from behind and thrown into a ditch.
Investigators received a tip last night that a Black 2006 Toyota Tundra matching the description involved in the hit and run was parked behind Walk-On's restaurant near the LSU Campus.
According to sources, he was most recently employed as a manager at Walk-On's.
Troopers say a forensic examination Sunday confirmed it was the vehicle involved in the crash, and State Police took the truck into evidence.
Hahn faces five different charges, including: felony hit and run, careless operation of a vehicle, driving under suspension, negligent injury and failure to give a three-foot safety zone to a bicyclist. The last law is known as the Colin Goodier Bicycle Protection Act, it was signed into law by Governor Bobby Jindal last year.
Tune in to News 2 at 10:00p.m. for more details.
Photo courtesy: East Baton Rouge Parish Prison