In 1971 J. Standard Baker Quoted " Drivers Towing Trailers  Are Four (4) Times As Unsafe As Those In Cars Alone! 

Tow dolly detaches on road, hits car; driver faces hit and run charge

Ashley Mott, Monroe News Star Published 3:08 p.m. CT June 17, 2019

Towing A Trailer Without Safety Chains In The Entire United States Except In Virginia And Now Georgia Is NOT A PRIMEIARY OFFENSE!

So I keep asking what is more dangerous you not wearing a seat belt or a person towing a trailer with no safety chains or with DUCT TAPE?

A Monroe man is facing multiple charges after a tow dolly detached from his vehicle Friday on Louisiana 139.

According to an arrest report for Reginald Richard, age 46, Richard was traveling north on the Old Monroe Road/LA-139 when a tow dolly came loose from his truck. The dolly moved into the southbound lane and hit another vehicle. 

Per the report, the at-fault driver left the scene. Investigators determined the dolly did not have safety chains. It is believed the hitch pin broke or came out, allowing the dolly to detach.

A passenger later identified Richard as the driver. They said Richard left the scene because he had warrants. 

[Reginald Richard]

Reginald Richard (Photo: OCC)

The suspect was later located at Keeble Driver and said he was driving and left because he was scared. 

He had a suspended driver's license and an outstanding warrant through the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office for a DNA sample. 

Richard was booked into Ouachita Correctional Center Saturday on charges of failure to appear, operating a vehicle while license is suspended, failure to have trailer properly secured, proper equipment required on vehicles and misdemeanor hit and run driving. 

Total bail has not been set.