Man accused of DWI after hit and run that injured 2
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police said a man will face DWI and other charges after a Sunday night hit and run that sent two people to the hospital, according to Louisiana State Police.
Law enforcement reported that the crash happened on Gardere Lane south of GSRI Avenue shortly before 9 p.m. When state police responded to the scene of the crash, they found a wrecked Oldsmobile with an injured driver and passenger inside.
The woman involved in the crash said a white pickup truck crossed the centerline, sideswiped her and then fled the scene. The driver and the passenger were taken a nearby hospital to be treated for minor to moderate injuries, according to authorities. The victims names were not released and their current condition is unknown.
Troopers were able to locate a truck in the area within 15 minutes that matched the description provided by the hit-and-run victim and had damage to the front driver's side.
According to the report, 28-year-old Bart Marks admitted to being the owner and driver of the truck. Troopers reported that Marks showed signs of extreme intoxication and smelled strongly of alcohol. Reports indicate that Marks was also injured in the wreck and was taken to the hospital to by the arresting trooper to be treated for cuts near his left eye.
LSP booked Bart Marks into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison after his release from the hospital on charges of DWI, negligent vehicular injuring, hit and run and driving left of center. His bond was not set.
State police said a blood sample was taken from Marks to be sent to the LSP Crime Lab for toxicology analysis.