Walter Andrew Brister IV: Ex-NFL star Bubby Brister’s son arrested for killing pedestrian in hit-and-run

Walter Andrew Brister IV: Ex-NFL star Bubby Brister’s son arrested for killing pedestrian in hit-and-run
Bubby Brister's (inset) son Walter Andrew Brister IV (L) surrendered to the police after he killed Jade Jarreau (R) in a car crash (Tom Pidgeon/Allsport via Getty Images, @andrewbrister2/Twitter and Jude Jarreau/Facebook)

BATON ROGUE, LOUISIANA: Former NFL quarterback Andrew ‘Bubby’ Brister III's son was arrested for a fatal hit-and-run incident close to LSU. The felony offense was brought against Walter Andrew Brister IV, 21, when he turned himself in at Baton Rouge police on Wednesday, October 12, 2022.

Brister is accused of running away from the scene after hitting pedestrian Jude Jarreau, 44, with a black Range Rover on October 8. His father, ‘Bubby’, is a two-time Super Bowl champion quarterback who played for the Kansas City Chiefs, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Jets, Denver Broncos, and Minnesota Vikings. Jarreau was struck by Brister's black Range Rover SUV as he crossed the roadway in the 500 block of Ben Hur Road, according to police. The driver allegedly fled the accident scene before police arrived but was spotted turning right from Ben Hur onto Burbank Drive, according to arrest paperwork issued on October 12. Officials reported that an SUV-related piece of debris was also discovered on the scene. Unfortunately, the pedestrian, Jarreau, the father of Grace and Presley, was killed on the spot.

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After turning himself in, Brister informed police that he "knew he struck something but did not stop to render aid or contact police," according to his booking paperwork. His SUV, which he turned over to the police for processing, likewise displayed damage comparable to the wreckage left behind by the collision. Brister was arrested on the night of October 12 and placed in the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison for hit-and-run.

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Following the arrest, Brister's attorney John McLindon contacted the district attorney in East Baton Rouge. “I was on the phone with Hillar Moore Sunday,” McLindon said, according to the Advocate. He said, “We're not running, we're not hiding, we want to self-surrender.” “He put me in touch with BRPD,” McLindon added as it was arranged for Brister to turn himself in on October 12. According to Louisiana law, if Brister is found guilty of the allegation, he could spend up to 10 years in jail and will need to pay a fine of up to $5,000.

Jarreau's funeral will be held at St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Donaldsonville, Louisiana, on Thursday, October 13. His obituary stated, “He was a Superintendent at MMR where he was respected and loved by many. Jude loved spending time with his family and friends. He especially loved following his girls with all of their sporting events.”

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