Man accused of crashing car with deputy hanging onto door

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 9, 2015 at 7:01 p.m.



This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

BREAUX BRIDGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man has been charged with attempted manslaughter after crashing his car into a fence while a police officer was hanging onto the driver's side door.

The Breaux Bridge Police Department arrested 33-year-old Donald Clement Jr. on charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and several traffic violations. Authorities later obtained a warrant for his arrest on charges of manslaughter and resisting an officer with force.

According to The Advocate (http://bit.ly/1KaZreS ), state police say the deputy approached Clement's vehicle about 12 a.m. Tuesday while investigating suspected drug activity. When the deputy identified himself, Clement drove about 500 feet with the deputy hanging onto the driver's side door before crashing into a fence and fleeing on foot.

The deputy was hospitalized with severe injuries.

___

Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

The Associated Press

    SIGN UP FOR THE KSL.COM NEWSLETTER

    Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast