Woman accused of DWI twice in less than 24 hours
SLIDELL - Police in Slidell arrested a woman they said was caught driving drunk twice in less than 24 hours this weekend.
Slidell Police said two of their officers stopped the same woman, 26-year-old Marjorie Portier of Carriere, Miss., early on Saturday morning and then again early Sunday.
Police said around 2:30 a.m. Saturday an officer saw Portier's car swerving on Front Street. They stopped her, and said she told them she'd just left a party at a bar.
Police said a breath test showed she had a BAC of more than 0.16, twice the legal limit. They booked her into the parish jail on suspicion of First Offense DWI and traffic violations. Police said she posted a bond of $1,750.
Then around 1:50 a.m. Sunday another officer stopped Portier after they said she was speeding and swerving down Gause Boulevard. The officer said Portier told them she'd just left a party at a bar, and begged not to be sent to jail for the second night in a row.
The officer said Portier blew over the legal limit and they arrested her for Second Offense Driving While Intoxicated and traffic violations. Police said she bonded out again, this time for $2,500.
Slidell Police said they made more than 28 DWI arrests during the month of May thanks to a state grant which covered overtime for patrol officers to specifically watch for impaired drivers.