2nd ATV driver involved in incident that injured deputy arrested, says Plaquemines sheriff
PLAQUEMINES PARISH, La. (WVUE) - The driver of a second ATV that authorities say was involved in striking a deputy has been arrested, the Plaquemines sheriff said.
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Kody Blanchard, 18, of Marrero, was arrested Tuesday (May 31) night and is facing charges of reckless operation of an off-road vehicle, flight from an officer, aggravated obstruction of a highway, and no safety helmet, and other traffic violations.
Deputies also say they are no longer considering Timothy Auxilien a suspect based on new information.
Blanchard turned himself in Tuesday night and deputies say he confessed to his involvement in the ATV incident that injured a deputy.
He is currently confined at the Plaquemines Parish Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing.
Deputies say this remains an active investigation.
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