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Man who fell from I-10 identified

9 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago December 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2015 Thursday, December 31 2015 December 31, 2015 10:03 AM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones
Image: Facebook

BATON ROUGE - Authorities identified the man who died after falling from an overpass on I-10 in Baton Rouge overnight.

The East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner's Office said 31-year-old Dillon Dawson died from injuries sustained in the fall.

According to Baton Rouge Police Dawson was in an accident on I-10 near the Washington Street and I-110 exit Wednesday evening. Police said it appears Dawson tried to flee the scene and climbed over a guardrail, then fell as he tried to lower himself down.

Dawson has three prior arrests for driving while intoxicated, according to court documents, including a 2014 arrest where investigators said he did donuts on the front lawn of the Baton Rouge Fire Department. Court records showed he was due back for proceedings over a charge of third offense DWI in February, after pleading guilty to charges of second offense DWI in June 2015.

Dawson received a sentence of six months in jail, which was suspended to 48 hours and he received credit for time already served. He was also ordered to attend AA and only drive cars which had ignition interlock devices installed.

The coroner's office said results from a toxicology screen will take two to three weeks to come back.

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