Police: Man crashes vehicle into barrier on U.S. 90

A 30-year-old man was charged with careless operation in Morgan City after losing control of his vehicle and crashing into a concrete barrier on U.S. 90, Police Chief James Blair said in a news release.

—Abel Gutierrez-Matias, 30, of River Road in Berwick, was arrested at 4 p.m. Monday on charges of no driver’s license and careless operation.

Officers responded to U.S. 90 west in regard to a vehicle crash. The driver of the vehicle, Gutierrez-Matias, stated that he was traveling west on U.S. 90, when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into the concrete barrier, Blair said.

Matias did not sustain any injuries from the crash. Matias didn’t have a valid driver’s license, Blair said. Matias was jailed.

Blair reported that officers responded to 48 calls and reported the following arrest:

—Tyler M. Hoffpauir, 22, of Chatsworth Drive in Morgan City, was arrested at 7:32 p.m. Monday on charges of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Officers responded to Diane Drive in regard to a suspicious vehicle in the area. A description of the vehicle was given out and officers were able to locate the vehicle on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. A vehicle stop was conducted and the driver was identified as Hoffpauir.

Officers could smell an odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle. A search of the vehicle was conducted and suspected marijuana and drug paraphernalia were located, Blair said. Hoffpauir was jailed.

St. Mary Parish Sheriff Scott Anslum reported that deputies responded to 36 complaints and reported the following arrest:

—A juvenile male, 10, of Bayou Vista, was arrested at 8 a.m. Monday on a charge of ungovernable juvenile.

A deputy patrolling Bayou Vista was dispatched to a home for a juvenile who refused to go to school. The deputy made contact with the juvenile and transported him to the Morgan City office of the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office. The juvenile was released to his parents pending juvenile proceedings.

Berwick Police Chief James Richard reported no arrests.

Patterson Police Chief Janis Merritt reported no arrests.

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