Suicidal driver arrested for causing crash that injured infant, adult

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Friday, May 24, 2013 - 2:40pm

An infant and a 37-year-old man were sent to the hospital this morning after a car crash. The driver who caused it was allegedly attempting to commit suicide.

The Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office reports that the incident occurred on Hwy 182 shortly before 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 24. The suspect, Dwayne P. Shaw, 48, allegedly drove his vehicle into oncoming traffic with the intention of killing himself.

The victims in the vehicle he hit were transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Shaw was arrested and charged with Aggravated Criminal Damage to Property, Second-Degree Cruelty to a Juvenile, Aggravated Obstruction of a Highway of Commerce, two counts of Aggravated Battery, Driving Left of Center, No Seat Belt, Driving Under Suspension and Failure to Register his Vehicle.


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