A driver of an 18-wheeler going the wrong way on Interstate 10 caused a trio of hit and run incidents and was booked into the Iberville Parish Prison on three counts of hit and run, one count of DWI, reckless operation of a vehicle, and felony aggravated flight from an officer.


 

A driver of an 18-wheeler going the wrong way on Interstate 10 caused a trio of hit and run incidents and was booked into the Iberville Parish Prison on three counts of hit and run, one count of DWI, reckless operation of a vehicle, and felony aggravated flight from an officer.

The driver, Marshal Smith of Gaffney, S.C. drove west in the eastbound lanes of I-10 after taking an entrance ramp going the wrong direction near Ramah. Smith then caused three hit and run incidents before he forced troopers to chase him down. Refusing to stop, the intoxicated driver was finally corralled by spike strips placed on the interstate north of Breaux Bridge.

A blood sample taken from Smith was submitted to the State Police during booking in Plaquemine.