Councilman alleged hit and run still under investigation

Parish District Attorney Joel Chaisson said the hit-and-run case with St. Charles Parish Councilman Paul Hogan is still under investigation.

Hogan received the hit-and-run citation for apparently hitting an industrial vacuum and power pole at the On the Run gas station in Boutte around 11:30 p.m. on July 21.

A deputy issued the citation to him on Aug. 27.

The councilman told the Herald-Guide that he believed he hit the curb, but if he also hit the vacuum and pole that he would pay the damages.

According to the police report, an employee notified the Sheriff’s Office of the damage following an inspection of the front parking lot.

A deputy inspected the scene and reported a vacuum had been pushed off its base and a small power pole pushed away from a large power pole, which was repaired by Entergy.

A deputy apparently told Hogan they’d obtained written statements and a photo lineup where Hogan was identified by a witness as “Driver No. 1.”

The employee also told the deputy that a witness saw a white unknown make or model truck back into the vacuum and pole and drove off, according to the police report. Hogan owns a white 2006 Ford 250.


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