Pedestrian hit on LA - 617, Driver Arrested For DWI


WEST MONROE  – Police in West Monroe say a man was arrested early Friday morning after hitting a pedestrian on LA Highway 617.

Police say Jerimy Lee Johnston was traveling north on LA-617 when a man walked into the roadway.  Johnston was unable to avoid the man, who sustained severe injuries.

The man was sent to a hospital in Shreveport.

Johnston was then arrested for DWI after submitting a breathalyzer test.  Authorities say Johnston blew a .102 which is above the legal limit of .08 in Louisiana.

An investigation is ongoing. 

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