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Plaquemines Parish Sheriff dash cam footage deputy hit atv

An 18-year-old who hit a Plaquemines parish MP with an ATV while fleeing a scene is facing less serious charges after new evidence is introduced. Reginald Hamilton’s charge was downgraded from attempted murder to second-degree aggravated battery. The crash happened May 31 at around 2:25 a.m. Tuesday on the Woodland Highway near the Woodland Bridge. The Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to multiple four-wheeled off-road vehicles operating in a reckless manner, including intentionally traveling in lanes with oncoming oncoming traffic on Woodland Highway at Belle Chasse. According to the sheriff’s office, Hamilton continued on LA 407 with the sheriff’s office units behind him. As the pursuit approached the Woodland Highway bridge, a deputy from the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office positioned his unit in front of the fleeing ATV on the right shoulder in a well-lit area. The deputy then left his unit and stood in the middle of LA 407, trying to flag down the ATV. In the report, it is stated that Hamilton approached the deputy’s location and sharply aimed the ATV at the deputy, striking him. Following the impact, Hamilton lost control of the ATV and was ejected. Both the deputy and Hamilton suffered serious injuries and are being treated at a local hospital. The second ATV and the suspect could not be located. The new evidence which is dash cam video shows one of the deputies chasing Hamilton on the ATV which nearly hits him. This goes down the 407 freeway with multiple sheriffs on both ATV tails. Then the chase approached the Woodland Highway bridge, you can see Deputy Edmund Fisher trying to block it from the other side. before he gets hit. Because the video shows the deputy walking in front of the ATV, which is why the charge was downgraded. a large number of officers and deputies welcome him to his home. He suffered life-threatening injuries as a result of the crash. Fisher’s leg and hip were so badly injured that doctors had to amputate one of the deputy’s legs. Hamilton has been in jail since the crash on May 31 after recovering from a head injury.

An 18-year-old who hit a Plaquemines parish MP with an ATV while fleeing a scene is facing less serious charges after new evidence is introduced.

Reginald Hamilton’s charge was downgraded from attempted murder to second-degree aggravated battery.

The crash happened May 31 at around 2:25 a.m. Tuesday on the Woodland Highway near the Woodland Bridge.

The Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to multiple four-wheeled all-terrain vehicles operating in a reckless manner, including intentionally moving into lanes of oncoming traffic on Woodland Highway in Belle Chasse .

According to the sheriff’s office, Hamilton continued on LA 407 with the sheriff’s office units behind him. As the pursuit approached the Woodland Highway Bridge, a deputy from the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office positioned his unit in front of the fleeing ATV on the right shoulder in a well-lit area.

The deputy then left his unit and stood in the middle of LA 407, trying to flag down the ATV.

In the report, it is stated that Hamilton approached the deputy’s location and sharply aimed the ATV at the deputy, striking him.

Following the impact, Hamilton lost control of the ATV and was ejected.

Both the deputy and Hamilton suffered serious injuries and are being treated at a local hospital. The second ATV and the suspect could not be located.

The new evidence which is dash cam video shows one of the deputies chasing Hamilton on the ATV which nearly hits him. This goes down the 407 freeway with multiple sheriffs on both ATV tails. Then the chase approached the Woodland Highway bridge, you can see Deputy Edmund Fisher trying to block it from the other side. before he gets hit. Because the video shows the deputy walking in front of the ATV, which is why the charge was downgraded.

The District Attorney for Plaquemines Parish said that due to this change, Reginald Hamilton’s bond was reduced by more than $500,000 to $152,000.

Fisher returned home from hospital yesterday to a large number of officers and MPs welcoming him home. He suffered life-threatening injuries as a result of the accident. Fisher’s leg and hip were so badly injured that doctors had to amputate one of the deputy’s legs. Hamilton has been in jail since the crash on May 31 after recovering from a head injury.