Bystanders apprehend suspected car thief after hit-and-run on Airline Highway
BATON ROUGE - Police say a suspected car thief was apprehended by bystanders after a hit-and-run crash on Airline Highway Tuesday morning.
According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, 47-year-old Jimmie Dunigan was traveling northbound in the 10000 block of Airline Highway around 10:15 a.m. Tuesday.
Police say Dunigan ran a red light and struck another vehicle. He then allegedly veered away from the wreck and struck a second, parked vehicle at a car dealership. After the second crash, Dunigan fled on foot.
Bystanders chased after Dunigan and apprehended him at the I-12 on ramp. Police arrived on the scene shortly afterward and arrested him.
Police ran a search on the vehicle driven by Dunigan and discovered that it was reported stolen in St. Tammany Parish.
Dunigan faces charges of hit and run, reckless operation, careless operation, possession of stolen property, driving without a license, driving without insurance, failure to report a crash, and running a red light.
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