Posted: Apr 8, 2014 11:16 AM by Russell Jones
Updated: Apr 8, 2014 12:40 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police said a pickup driver was drunk when he hit and killed a volunteer reserve EBRSO deputy on a motorcycle Monday night in Baton Rouge.
Baton Rouge Police arrested Calvin Moore, 43, on suspicion of vehicular homicide, DWI, reckless operation and failure to yield after the wreck.
Investigators at the scene said they smelled alcohol on Moore's breath, and that he admitted he'd been drinking prior to the crash. Police said a breath test found Moore had a blood alcohol level of 0.126.
Investigators said Moore killed Dana Scott, 44, while Scott was driving a motorcycle in the 3700 block of Evangeline Street around 7:30 p.m. Monday. Police said Moore tried to make a left onto Maple Street and hit the motorcycle, throwing Scott from the bike.
Police said Scott was pronounced dead at the scene. Neither Moore nor the passenger he had with him were injured.
A spokesperson for the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office said Scott had been a volunteer reserve deputy with them for the past four years.