DUI subject strikes man with vehicle

By Bonnie Culverhouse

A Minden man was arrested by police early Wednesday morning, after striking another man with his vehicle.
Noah Lee St. Jacques, 22, of the 200 block of Pecanview, is charged with driving under the influence, first offense, and first degree vehicular negligent injury.

According to Minden Police Chief Steve Cropper, Lt. Chris Hammontree was stationary on Shreveport Road when a passing motorist stopped to inform him of a pedestrian struck by a car in front of Dairy Queen.

“Lt. Hammontree found a man lying in the roadway with serious injuries, passing in and out of consciousness,” Cropper said. “St. Jacques was standing over the man – he admitted to the officer that he had struck the man with his vehicle and directed the officer’s attention to his White Dodge Ram.”

As St. Jacques stood beside his vehicle, Off. Jason Lee, Lt. Chris McClaran, Off. Donald Brice and Captain Kirk Morgan reportedly arrived on the scene to assist.

“Officers transported St. Jacques to the PD for an Intoxilyzer 9000 test, which is standard procedure following all vehicle and pedestrian accidents,” said the chief. “He provided a sample of .116g%.”

St. Jacques was transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.

There has been no update on the victim’s injuries.