Toddler hospitalized after hit-and-run in Lafayette Parish

Toddler hospitalized after hit-and-run in Lafayette Parish
Crime scene tape (Source: WAFB)

LAFAYETTE PARISH (WAFB) - A Lafayette Parish toddler has been hospitalized following a hit-and-run Thursday, Oct. 15.

According to the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to reports of a vehicle striking a one-year-old child around 8:20 p.m. in the 600 block of Sweetbriar Street in Lafayette and then leaving the scene.

Mugshot of Joseph Broussard
Mugshot of Joseph Broussard (Source: Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office)

An investigation lead to the identification of the driver in the hit-and-run as Joseph Broussard, 37, Broussard was arrested and booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center and charged with first degree vehicular negligent injury, operating while intoxicated, and hit-and-run.

Officials state that the toddler, remains in critical condition and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

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