SCSO arrest reckless driver that narrowly missed child at school bus stop
Sheriff Champagne announces the arrest of Jamie Foster following a recent reckless driving incident that occurred on May 11, 2021 on Bayou Gauche Road in Bayou Gauche, LA.
On May 11, 2021 the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office received video of a pickup truck driving off of the roadway, just feet from a St. Charles Parish Public School Bus and narrowly missing a juvenile student as she was being dropped off at her bus stop. The truck struck a mailbox, then sped away. The incident occurred just before 3:00 p.m. on May 11, 2021. Click on link to view the video. https://fb.watch/5s7IIgYBpn/
During a thorough investigation sufficient probable cause was obtained to secure an arrest warrant for Jamie Foster, which was granted by a 29th Judicial District Court Judge.
On May 12, 2021 just after 1:00 p.m. deputies located Jamie Foster and placed him under arrest. Jamie Foster is being charged with one count of Hit and Run Driving, one count of Reckless Operation of a Vehicle, and one count of Overtaking and Passing School Buses.
Jamie Foster is a 40-year-old male that resides in Bayou Gauche.
Sheriff Champagne says we are thankful that no one was injured in the incident and that the student’s quick reactions led her away from danger. He also wishes to remind commuters to please be cautious while driving near school buses, especially during the times of student pick up or drop off in the neighborhoods.