A Lafayette man has been arrested on vehicular homicide and other charges after a fatal hit-and-run accident with a pedestrian while he was reportedly driving under the influence.
According to the arrest affidavit, Kerry Sonnier, 42, of Lafayette was driving a GMC Sierra north in the 1000 block of North University Avenue Saturday night.
Sonnier reportedly struck a female pedestrian and continued driving without stopping to provide medical assistance or exchange information.
The pedestrian died from her injuries.
Sonnier was found by Lafayette Sheriff’s Office deputies as he turned into the Waffle House on University Avenue. The front of his car reportedly sustained severe damage.
Deputies transported Sonnier to the Lafayette Police Department, where he submitted a breath sample. Sonnier’s blood alcohol content measured .202g percent.
Sonnier has a prior arrest on an OWI charge from Aug. 10; his driver’s license was suspended.
Sonnier was charged with vehicular homicide, hit-and-run driving (with death), operating while intoxicated (second offense) and driving under suspension.