A situation began to unfold at North Vermilion High School this morning that ended up with the arrest of a Maurice man after a school resource officer ended up being hit by a car.

Vermilion Parish Sheriff Mike Couvillon says the school resource officer was hit by a vehicle that was in line at the school attempting to leave the school when everything happened.

The deputy was directing traffic at the school getting drivers to exit the school when a driver in a tan vehicle would not obey what the officer was directing him to do.

According to Sheriff Couvillon, the person driving that car then became irate with the officer, and ignored the man, driving at him. The driver turned east and that's when he hit the school resource officer.

The resource officer was forced onto the hood of the car, while the man, later identified as 37-year-old Keith Dain Selles Jr. was cursing at the officer. He eventually drove off while continuing to threaten the deputy.

Officials with the Vermilion Parish School Board were able to give video to investigators who were able to see for themselves everything that unfolded this morning.

Deputies went to Selles' home in the 10,000 block of Louisiana Highway 697 where they arrested him on the following charges:

Aggravated Battery

Threatening a Public Official

He was also cited for the following:

Failure of Obedience to Police Officer

Failure of Traffic Signals

Couvillon says Selles was arrested without incident. The situation started to happen at around 7:05 on Wednesday morning as students were being dropped off at the school to start their day.

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