St. Amant woman arrested for hit and run of construction worker

ST. AMANT, LA (WAFB) - The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office arrested a St. Amant woman for a hit and run accident in June.

Sheriff's Deputies say they received a call just after 5:30 p.m. on June 29 about a construction flagman who had been struck by a vehicle.

According to investigators, the construction worker told the driver, 30-year-old Emily Hughes, that traffic was going to be stopped for a while and suggested that she could either turn around or wait. Hughes then became upset and proceeded to drive through the construction site. The car then struck the construction worker hitting him in the right knee. When asked by other workers for her name and address, Hughes provided a false name and address for police to locate her and fled the scene.

The construction worker was treated at local hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

Witnesses at the scene were able to gather the license plate of the vehicle and give it to police.

Deputies located Hughes at her residence where she admitted to causing a disturbance. Deputies also learned that there were four children inside the vehicle with her at the time of the incident.

Hughes was arrested and booked into the Ascension Parish Jail where she was charged with aggravated battery, hit and run driving and disturbing the peace.

Hughes has since posted bail an has been released.

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