Baton Rouge police and fire briefs for April 21, 2014

Police: Woman pushed from moving SUV

Baton Rouge police arrested a 21-year-old man accused of pushing his girlfriend out of her moving vehicle Saturday, driving away, leaving her injured in the street, and later crashing the SUV into a fence a few miles away off Scenic Highway.

Police booked Roby Ellis, 986 Monet Drive, Apt. 16, Baton Rouge, into Parish Prison on counts of hit-and-run, aggravated battery, unauthorized use of a moveable and reckless operation, booking records show.

Ellis is accused of pushing the woman, 28, out of her moving SUV in the 6400 block of Osborne Avenue after a night of arguing, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

The woman fell out of the SUV, injuring her forehead and nose, and later received treatment at a hospital, the affidavit says.

Meantime, Ellis drove several miles before he crashed the SUV into a fence outside a refinery in the 3300 block of Scenic Highway, the affidavit says.

Ellis “admitted to committing the hit-and-run,” a detective wrote in the affidavit.

Authorities book five on suspicion of DWI

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

Those booked and the counts against them:

  • Pearl Murray, 46, 3700 E. Brookstown Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, driver’s license suspended or revoked, failure to yield during a left turn and reckless operation.
  • Brian Perry, 44, 442 Foster St., Denham Springs, second-offense DWI, improper lane usage and careless driving.
  • Taylor Rodriguez, 21, 4445 Alvin Dark Ave., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and improper lane usage.
  • Willard Thornton, 31, 10793 Hill Tree Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, a noise violation and driver’s license suspended or revoked.
  • James Wilson, 49, 9982 N. Ave. I, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, reckless operation, improper lane usage, drinking in a motor vehicle and driver’s license required or expired.

Compiled from staff reports. To talk to a crime reporter at The Advocate, call (225) 388-0369.