Prairieville man arrested for fifth offense DWI
PRAIRIEVILLE - Sheriff’s deputies with the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested a Prairieville man for his fifth DWI offense following a traffic stop Wednesday afternoon.
58-year-old Alois Guepet III was driving a 2004 Ford F-250 around 2 p.m. on Oct. 28 when he was pulled over for swerving and failing to stay in his lane of travel.
When deputies came into contact with Guepet, they said they noted several signs of impairment. Guest failed a Standardized Field Sobriety Test, as well as tests for possible narcotics impairment.
A search of Guepet’s truck revealed numerous prescription pill bottles, including prescriptions for oxycodone, hydrocodone, alprazolam and Seroquel.
Blood and urine samples were taken for submission to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis.
During the investigation, deputies learned that Guepet was on active probation with the Louisiana Department of Corrections for a 2012 arrest in Plaquemines Parish for fourth offense driving while intoxicated. Deputies also learned that he had been wanted since Sept. 18 by State Probation & Parole agents for failure to meet the conditions of his probation.
A national criminal history check indicated that Guepet was wanted by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office in Florida for a 1998 failure to appear for a driving under the influence warrant.
Guepet was booked into the Belle Chasse Lockup and charged with fifth offense DWI, improper lane usage, Louisiana probation fugitive warrant and the Florida failure to appear DUI warrant. He is currently being held at the Plaquemines Parish Detention Center without bond and a probation detainer. He has a hearing scheduled for Friday.
In May of 2012, Guepet was sentenced to 10 years at hard labor for his fourth offense DWI conviction. He served two years in the Department of Corrections and was placed on eight years of probation. He is scheduled to be released from probation on May 13, 2018.
In addition to the 2012 Plaquemines DWI conviction, Guepet has been convicted of DUI in Florida on three separate occasions in 1986, 1989 and 1997.