Woman facing DWI charge after trooper injured in construction zone crash
MARRERO - Authorities have charged a 21-year-old woman after a trooper with Louisiana State Police was injured in a crash Thursday.
Shortly after 2 a.m., authorities began investigating a crash involving an LSP unit and a second vehicle on LA 45 at Warwick Drive in Jefferson Parish. The initial investigation revealed that the trooper was stopped in the right lane of a construction zone in a fully parked unit with emergency lights activated.
At the same time, Ashley D. Munoz-Delarosa was driving southbound on LA 45 in a 2019 Toyota Camry. Authorities say Munoz-Delarosa disregarded the cones and flares in the construction zone and hit the passenger side of the LSP unit.
Both the trooper and Munoz-Delarosa were taken to a local hospital with minor injuries. Authorities say Munoz-Delarosa wasn't wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.
Impairment on her part is suspected
Munoz-Delarosa was charged with DWI, careless operation, disregarding barricade signs and signals, and not wearing a seatbelt.
The crash remains under investigation.