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Man behind hit and run that flipped tanker, shut down I-10 arrested

2 months 4 days 8 hours ago August 17, 2016 Aug 17, 2016 Wednesday, August 17 2016 August 17, 2016 3:42 PM in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Troopers reported the arrest of the driver of a stolen vehicle that caused a tanker truck to overturn earlier this month, shutting down I-10 for close to an entire day.

31-year-old Brandon Gonzales, of Baton Rouge, was booked on charges of hit and run, reckless operation, aggravated obstruction of a highway of commerce, driving under suspension for prior DWI, illegal possession of stolen things, theft of a motor vehicle, negligent injuring and switched license plates.

All lanes of I-10 were closed from the morning of Aug. 5 until 10 p.m. after the truck overturned near Siegen Lane. The truck was carrying liquified petroleum gas. The driver of the truck was hospitalized but was not seriously injured. Gonzales reportedly fled the scene after the crash, running into a nearby Walmart to get a change of clothes before going on the lam.

Gonzales was booked into the EBR Parish Prison.

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