Police: Sergeant arrested for DWI after hit-and-run
SORRENTO - State police say a state sergeant from Baton Rouge was arrested after he rear ended another vehicle on I-10 while drunk.
Sergeant Damien Dyson Sr., 34, had a 0.175 blood alcohol content, more than twice he legal limit. He was off duty when it happened and in his personal vehicle. Dyson was heading westbound on I-10 near LA Hwy 22 in Sorrento.
Officials say Dyson hit the back of another car, causing it to hit the median and flip upside down. The other driver was uninjured. The officer then fled the scene and continued driving down I-10 for about 3 miles before pulling off.
Police say Dyson is now on administrative leave and is a six-year veteran with State Police.
Dyson is charged with DWI, hit-and-run, careless operation, and possession of alcoholic beverages in moter vehicles.