Police await blood test in airborne crash

Police await blood test in airborne crash


RIDGELAND — Authorities could have to wait another month for lab results to see if charges will be filed in an accident at the Renaissance where a vehicle went airborne and ended up on top of two others.

“We have not made an arrest in this case,” said Lt. Eddie Addison of the Ridgeland Police Department. “We will have to wait for the lab results to come back from the crime lab so we can have his Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) numbers.” 

Addison said blood results could take six weeks or more to come back from the lab.

The incident happened on July 9, just after 1 p.m. 

“We received calls of a reckless driver on I-55,” Addison said.

Addison said officers looking for the driver when emergency calls came in about an accident at Zea Rotisserie and Bar at the northwestern corner of the Renaissance at Colony Park development.  

“When we arrived at the accident,” Addison said. “We realized that the car we were looking for was the one involved in the accident.”  

The driver of the car was the only person involved in the accident and was transported to the hospital.  

Officers then typed up a search warrant for his blood and had it drawn at the hospital.  

“We sent it to the lab and we are waiting for those results,” Addison said.

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