No verdict for man accused in 2012 deadly hit and run of bike rider

Darby Griffin (Source: EBRSO)
Darby Griffin (Source: EBRSO)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - After several hours of deliberation, a trial ended in a hung jury for a man accused in a fatal hit and run, which happened in 2012 near the intersection of Gardere Lane and Pascagoula Streets.

Darby Griffin was originally charged with DWI and felony hit and run after 56-year-old Barbara Jacobs was riding her bike and was hit by two vehicles. She was first hit by a man driving a dark colored car, who police say drove off.

Police later found the car and its driver, Darby Griffin, at a nearby apartment.

Witnesses said there was no way for the second car that hit Jacob's to avoid the accident. State police say the driver stayed at the scene and called 911. That person is not facing any charges.

Jacob was pronounced dead on the scene by the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner's Office.

Griffin was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on charges of DWI, hit and run, obstruction of justice, driving under suspension, and no seat belt.

District Attorney Hillar Moore says they will be pursuing a re-trial.

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