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Man arrested after crashing into Caddo K-9 unit

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A man is in jail today charged with DWI after crashing into a Caddo Sheriff's K-9 vehicle, said Sheriff Steve Prator.

Deputy Bryant Mendolia and his K-9, Nero, were assisting Louisiana State Police with an operation in Shreveport Friday night when his vehicle was hit by a Nissan Sentra driven by Demarkendrick Jaqwandemael Simpson. Mendolia was traveling on Hearne Avenue when Simpson pulled in front of his vehicle from a turn lane. Mendolia and Nero received minor injuries.

Simpson was arrested by the Louisiana State Police and booked into Caddo Correctional Center for DWI First, Possession of Alcohol in a Vehicle, Possession of Schedule I, two counts of Vehicle Negligent Injury, and other traffic offenses.

Mendolia was enroute to assist LSP with a traffic stop when his vehicle was hit. The operation involving LSP and CPSO is an ongoing effort to help deter criminal activity inside the city limits of Shreveport.    

For questions regarding this press release, please contact Cindy Chadwick at (318) 681-0666

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