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Police: Driver admits to smoking marijuana before hitting bicyclist near levee

4 years 5 days 21 hours ago Wednesday, June 20 2018 Jun 20, 2018 June 20, 2018 1:20 PM June 20, 2018 in News
Source: WBRZ

UPDATE: Authorities have arrested 22-year-old Lee Bergeron in the crash that seriously hurt a bicyclist Tuesday.

According to arrest records, Bergeron admitted to smoking marijuana before he got into his vehicle. Police also found seven grams of suspected marijuana inside his vehicle.

Bergeron will be charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, vehicular negligent injuring and marijuana possession.

Check back for updates.


BATON ROUGE - Emergency crews are responding to a bicyclist that was reportedly struck by a vehicle Tuesday evening.

The incident was reported just after 5 p.m. Tuesday by the levee on River Road near Ben Hur Road.

Sources say a male in his 60s was transported from the scene in critical condition.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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