Police and fire briefs for Dec. 25, 2013

Two hit by car; woman arrested

Two people were injured Monday when a 22-year-old woman struck them with her car and drove away, an act the suspect said was meant to scare them because she did not mean to hit them, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

The victims identified the driver as Laronica L. Douglas, 2122 Carolina St., Baton Rouge, and police arrested her late Monday and booked her into Parish Prison on counts of aggravated battery and hit-and-run, the affidavit says.

The victims said they were hit intentionally in the 9400 block of Gassie Street, while Douglas said she was trying to scare them and when she hit them, drove away in a panic, the affidavit says.

BR man accused of battery on mother

Baton Rouge police on Monday arrested a 49-year-old man accused of pushing his elderly mother to the ground Monday when she called the police on him for causing a disturbance.

Barry Green, 1828 Progress Road, Baton Rouge, was booked into Parish Prison on counts of simple battery of the infirm.

After he pushed her down, he took her phone away so she could not call the police, the affidavit of probable cause says.

Two accused of driving while intoxicated

Authorities arrested at least two people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Monday and 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, booking records show.

Those booked and the counts against them:

  • Victor Sanchez, 40, 1803 Olive St., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, improper lane usage, speeding and driver’s license required/expired.
  • Kaci Whittington, 24, 366 E. Holly St., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and careless operation.

Compiled from staff reports.