Ned, at the time employed at the Basile Correctional Facility, allegedly hit the two girls about 6 p.m. in the 700 block of South Beulah.
He was charged by arresting officers with DWI 2nd, two counts of negligent injury, open container, no seat belt and reckless operation.
The St. Landry Parish District Attorney’s Office billed the case as two counts of first degree vehicular negligent injury.
Ned, a former New Orleans Saints professional football player, is represented by court-appointed Frank Olivier. Jury selection has been set by Judge Donald Hebert for Dec. 5-6.
The current condition of the girls injured in the accident is not known. Since they are juveniles, or were at the time of the incident, their names are not part of the public record.
Officers responding to the accident call said they found one girl in the road in front of 733 South Beulah, screaming for help.
She had, according to the officer’s report, an apparently serious injury to her right leg (it was subsequently learned the femur was broken) and skin missing from her face.
The second girl was about 70 feet away, sitting in a ditch in front of 711 South Beulah, crying and holding her chest.
Ned, whose Expedition became airborne, evidently using a speed bump as its launch pad, was on the ground in front of 750 South Beulah.
Officers noted there were empty beer cans and bottles as well as unopened beer in the vehicle.
Ned’s passenger asserted to police that he had advised Ned against driving.