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  • Deputies: Drunk woman accidentally fired gun into neighboring apartment Play Video

    December 28, 2015 10:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Gonzales woman Sunday night after they say she accidentally fired a gun into an adjacent apartment. Lauren Lee, 20 of Gonzales, noted she was intoxicated early Sunday morning and pulled the trigger of a gun she thought wasn't... more »
  • Driver accused of sixth DWI after crash

    December 18, 2015 2:18 PM

    THIBODAUX - Police said a Thibodaux man faces his sixth charge of driving while intoxicated after a wreck this week. Chief of Police Bryan Zeringue said 29-year-old Mitchell Carrere crashed into a ditch Thursday night around Carolina Avenue and Thompson Place in the Thibodaux city limits. Investigators said Zeringue... more »
  • Police: Drunk Ohio man had boy, 9, drive him to gas station

    November 9, 2015 9:59 AM

    TIFFIN, OH.- Police say an Ohio man was drunk when he had his 9-year-old neighbor drive him to a gas station to buy barbecue sauce for their chicken dinner. A Tiffin police spokesman says that the boy drove the man to the gas station Saturday evening, but clerks wouldn't let... more »
  • Police identify cyclist killed in crash

    October 12, 2015 3:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police released the name of a cyclist who officers said was killed in a crash early Sunday morning in Baton Rouge. Cpl. Don Coppola said 45-year-old Ernest Smith Jr. died in the wreck, which happened around 2:30 a.m. in the 6500 block of Plank Road. ... more »
  • Drunk cowboy: 'Horse knows the way home' Play Video

    September 15, 2015 11:40 PM

    WATSON - Deputies ticketed a man for riding a horse drunk down a highway Tuesday. Jake Williams said he was too drunk to drive home from a daiquiri shop where he stopped earlier in the day. He had been driving a truck and horse trailer but decided it was... more »
  • Police say drunk driver tore through airport fences

    August 5, 2015 4:36 PM

    KENNER - Police arrested a 23-year-old Paulina man after officers said he drove through a pair of fences onto a runway at Louis Armstrong International Airport Wednesday. Officers said Kaleb Clement was booked with one count of hit-and-run driving and one count of driving while intoxicated. Members of... more »
  • LSP accuse driver of being drunk in deadly crash

    July 13, 2015 4:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police said Monday they planned to charge a man with drunk driving and vehicular homicide in the death of a Baton Rouge woman last week. Troopers said 42-year-old Marcus Castille was driving around 10 p.m. on July 7 when his pickup flipped off the... more »
  • A crackdown on drinking boaters heading into holiday

    July 1, 2015 8:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Ahead of a long holiday weekend, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is warning boaters about operating vessels while intoxicated. The department issued a news release noting the arrests of three boaters statewide from last Friday through Sunday - in Jefferson, Livingston and Tangipahoa parishes. The department... more »
  • DWI task force wants forced blood tests statewide Play Video

    June 23, 2015 7:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Governor's DWI Task Force wants law enforcement agencies across the state to forcibly test the blood of suspected drunk drivers who refuse to blow into a breathalyzer. The task force believes the practice will greatly reduce drunk driving if offenders know there's no way to prevent... more »
  • Man accused of running fake DUI checkpoint while drunk

    June 2, 2015 12:44 PM

    SOMERSET, PA - Police say a man who set up a drunken-driving checkpoint complete with road flares while pretending to be a Pennsylvania state trooper was drunk. Troopers say 19-year-old Logan Shaulis, of Somerset, parked his vehicle diagonally across state Route 601 and set up road flares at about 4... more »
  • Drunk bear chaser

    May 12, 2015 8:54 PM

    NORTH ADAMS, MASSACHUSETTS- A drunk man was taken into protective custody after police found him trying to hunt a bear armed with only a dull hatchet. Police posted some advice on their Facebook page,: Don't go chasing after bears while drunk and armed with a hatchet. The man's name... more »
  • Police: Don't chase bears while drunk and wielding a hatchet

    May 12, 2015 12:14 PM

    NORTH ADAMS, Mass. - Police in Massachusetts have some sage advice: Don't go chasing after bears while drunk and armed with nothing more than a dull hatchet. North Adams police said on their Facebook page that someone did just that on Monday. "Chasing bears through the woods drunk with a... more »
  • Man accused of crashing St. Tammany Sheriff's boat while drunk

    April 12, 2015 4:07 PM

    MADISONVILLE, La. - A volunteer member of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office boarded one of the office's boats and drove into a bar's piling while drunk, according to officials. Danny Eckhart faces charges of unauthorized use of a movable and operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Eckhart boarded... more »
  • New trial ordered in drunk driving deaths

    March 20, 2015 10:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge ordered a new trial for a man convicted of five counts of vehicular homicide for a fiery 2011 crash which investigators said happened after a drunken game of cat-and-mouse on the interstate near Baton Rouge. Judge Chip Moore ordered the new trial for David... more »
  • LSP handles 7 deadly wrecks in one day

    February 13, 2015 12:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police warned drivers to be cautious over the Mardi Gras weekend after troopers investigated seven deadly crashes across the state in the past 24 hours. In Livingston Parish, troopers worked a deadly crash on LA 63 souht of LA 449 around 8:30 p.m. Thursday.... more »
  • Cyclist: Drunk driver Branch 'ruined my life' Play Video

    February 11, 2015 11:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The surviving cyclist from a deadly 2012 crash told a Baton Rouge judge Wednesday that the man who killed his friend also "completely ruined" the survivor's life. Daniel Morris made the comments in a victim impact statement as part of sentencing proceedings for Joseph Branch. In... more »
  • Police say burglar broke into home and fell asleep

    January 28, 2015 10:35 AM

    SLIDELL - Police arrested a man in Slidell after officers said he was found with stolen goods inside someone else's house, asleep on their couch. Police charged 31-year-old Sharrod McCullum with simple burglary and criminal damage to property after his arrest early Wednesday morning. Officers said they were... more »
  • Woman accused of leaving son in parked car while drunk

    January 26, 2015 12:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies in East Baton Rouge Parish arrested a woman accused of leaving her 4-year-old son in a parking lot for several hours while she slept off the effects of alcohol inside the family's apartment. Kelly Jefferson, 29, was booked into the parish prison on charges... more »
  • Drunk driving suspected in deadly crash

    November 24, 2014 9:04 AM

    HAMMOND - State Police believe a woman was driving drunk when she crashed Sunday night, killing her father. Amber Hoyt, 22, ran off the side of La. 1064, drove down an enbankment and hit her tree. Police say Douglas Hoyt, 45, wasn't wearing his seat belt and died from... more »
  • Video of DWI stops to help cops Play Video

    October 22, 2014 5:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The city will spend nearly $30,000 to upgrade camera systems in the current DWI task force units and install a system in the mobile breath alcohol test unit. The cameras will be used to capture each instance of a DWI arrest, from initial contact, to the field... more »
  • Crash victim calls driver's lawyer 'hillbilly moron' Play Video

    October 15, 2014 6:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Danny Morris didn't pull punches when speaking about the defense attorney for the man accused of hitting him and killing his best friend. "That guy is a complete hillbilly moron," said Morris, referring to the defense's attempt to put onus on the two cyclist because they were... more »
  • State Police: man drives drunk to police station

    May 11, 2014 7:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police say a Gonzales man drove himself to the police station while drunk, where he was arrested for DWI. Troopers say Patrick Ruffner, 31, went to the station to fill out a crash report after he was involved in a hit and run crash on... more »
  • First-time offenders could get interlock device Play Video

    December 18, 2013 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The federal government wants to mandate interlock devices for all first-time drunken drivers. The device prevents a car from starting if the driver has a detectable level of alcohol on their breath. Right now, Louisiana doesn't require the device for first-time offenders, but in Baton Rouge,... more »
  • US pushes states on disabling drunk drivers' cars

    December 17, 2013 2:35 PM

    WASHINGTON- U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx wants states to require first-time drunken drivers to use alcohol breath monitors before they get behind the wheel. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released guidelines on Tuesday for states to use "ignition interlock programs." The programs force drivers to blow into a breath... more »
  • 22k screened at checkpoints this summer

    August 21, 2013 10:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Data released late Wednesday show proof, police are cracking down on people who drive drunk. From July 1 to August 18, there were 17 checkpoints where 22,000 vehicles were screened. In the summer checkpoint season, 203 people have been arrested. Authorities have promised a show-of-force through... more »
  • Saints' Morgan trying to make amends for DWI

    July 29, 2013 1:59 PM

    METAIRIE - Saints receiver Joe Morgan says he doing whatever he can, on and off the field, to make up for his drunk driving arrest during the offseason. Morgan remains in contention to become a regular in three-receiver formations alongside veterans Marques Colston and Lance Moore. Morgan says he is... more »
  • Family of seven killed in crash protest sentencing

    July 23, 2013 10:56 AM

    CLINTON - Family members of seven people killed by a drunken driver in Slaughter rallied outside the Clinton courthouse today, where they will finally get to review a pre-sentence report for Brett Gerald. The family members held signs claiming judicial racism on the part of the judge in the... more »
  • Branch in court for vehicular homicide hearing

    July 16, 2013 10:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The man accused of killing a cyclist last year while driving drunk in Baton Rouge is in court for a pre-trial hearing this morning. Joseph Branch is accused of second offense DWI and vehicular homicide in the death of Nathan Crowson back in January 2012. ... more »
  • Police plan summer-long DWI crackdown Play Video

    July 1, 2013 9:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Local and State Police promise to be out in full force to catch people driving drunk this holiday weekend. "We know individuals are out there driving irresponsibly," said Baton Rouge Police Sgt. L'Jean McKneely. Starting Tuesday night through the Fourth of July weekend, the department... more »
  • Drunk driver asking for shorter sentence again

    June 19, 2013 10:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Attorneys for the Greensburg man who killed seven people in a drunken crash said they're going to ask a judge to reduce his sentence again. Brett Gerald pleaded guilty this past December to seven counts of vehicular homicide in the May 2012 wreck. He initially... more »
  • 10-year-old behind wheel of SUV

    June 12, 2013 5:16 PM

    KENNER - Kenner police say officers responding to a call about a sport utility vehicle being driven recklessly on Interstate 10 found a 10-year-old boy behind the wheel when they pulled the vehicle over later on a city street. Two women in the vehicle were arrested. Police said both allegedly... more »
  • Crying pilot was drunk

    June 6, 2013 8:00 PM

    TAMPA, FLORIDA- A pilot that lost contact with air traffic controllers was intercepted by military jets from Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida and when the plane landed, authorities say the pilot was drunk and crying. Phillip Lavoie is a private cargo pilot and was flying from Tampa to North... more »
  • Woman accused of DWI twice in less than 24 hours

    June 3, 2013 10:52 AM

    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. ... more »
  • Raceland woman dies after car crash

    May 21, 2013 11:40 AM

    GRAY, La. - State police say a 24-year-old Raceland woman has died from injuries she suffered in a head-on collision April 27 with a driver troopers allege was drunk. Jeneva Billiot died over the weekend at University Hospital in New Orleans, where she was taken after the crash. Troopers say... more »
  • Drunk mom leaves baby in vehicle

    May 21, 2013 11:27 AM

    KENNER - Police say an intoxicated mom left her 3-month-old daughter inside of a parked sport utility vehicle while she socialized at a Kenner bar. Kenner Police tells The Times-Picayune that the infant was strapped into a baby carrier inside the vehicle -- with the keys in the ignition and... more »
  • Tougher drunken driving threshold recommended

    May 14, 2013 12:03 PM

    WASHINGTON - Federal accident investigators recommended Tuesday that states cut their threshold for drunken driving by nearly half, matching a standard that has substantially reduced highway deaths in other countries. The National Transportation Safety Board said states should shrink the standard from the current .08 blood alcohol content to .05... more »
  • Drunk pulls toy gun

    April 25, 2013 7:49 PM

    BERLIN- It was probably the most dangerous place in Berlin for a drunk Frenchman to pull a toy gun. He knelt down in front of German's biggest synagogue and pointed what appeared to be a gun at officers guarding the building. But, a quick-thinking policewoman recognized the gun was a... more »
  • Hearing continued in vehicular homicide case

    April 4, 2013 10:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Attorneys continued a hearing today for the man accused of killing a cyclist last year while driving drunk. Police said Joseph Branch had a blood alcohol content nearly four times the legal limit when he struck Nathan Crowson and Daniel Morris on Perkins Rd. back in... more »
  • Health stories for Feb. 1, 2013 Play Video

    February 1, 2013 2:39 PM

    UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for Feb. 1, 2013 - People are going red in February for heart month, to make sure you stay heart healthy and know the signs of heart disease. There are "Go Red" events all over the country, including in... more »
  • Randy Travis to enter drunken driving plea

    January 31, 2013 2:41 AM

    SHERMAN, Texas - Country music star Randy Travis is scheduled to appear in a North Texas court, where prosecutors say he is expected to plead guilty to driving while intoxicated. The hearing in state district court in Sherman would end a drunken driving case that began last summer when Travis... more »
  • Man gets 10 years for deadly DWI crash

    January 31, 2013 1:28 AM

    LIVINGSTON- A man will serve ten years in prison after pleading guilty to a drunk driving accident where a man was killed last year. Manuel Garcia was sentenced on vehicular homicide charges Wednesday. Garcia was nearly three times the legal limit when he tried to pass a husband... more »
  • Man surrenders in Lafayette fatal crash

    January 24, 2013 6:44 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Lafayette police say a 23-year-old man suspected of driving drunk and causing a collision that killed a 2-year-old last week has surrendered to authorities. Jamuse Broussard, of Lafayette, has been booked Tuesday with vehicular homicide in the Jan. 16 crash in which Kylan Jackson was severely injured.... more »
  • LSU women's basketball assistant coach arrested

    January 22, 2013 6:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU assistant women's basketball coach Tony Perotti is out of jail on bond after his arrest this weekend in suspicion of a drunken bar disturbance. Perotti was charged with disturbing the peace and two counts of remaining after forbidden when he was booked into the East... more »
  • Report shows Randy Travis was drunk in crash

    January 11, 2013 7:31 PM

    Blood alcohol results in Texas show country star Randy Travis was almost twice the legal limit and drunk when he was arrested naked following a traffic crash in the town of Tioga, north of Dallas. The arrest was in August and he also faces charges for threatening officers. The D.A.... more »
  • Baton Rouge ranked one of America's "drunkest" places

    January 10, 2013 7:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Apparently, people in the Capital City like to drink. And, according to The Daily Beast- a news and opinion website- the city is one of the drunkest in America. Editors used a variety of questions and averages to make their list of " America's 25 Drunkest Cities... more »
  • Troopers arrest allegedly drunk school bus driver

    January 7, 2013 9:58 PM

    DeQUINCY - State police stopped a speeding and weaving, empty school bus just south of DeQuincy and determined that the driver was intoxicated. Sgt. James Anderson says a trooper in Calcasieu Parish saw the bus operating left of Louisiana Highway 27's centerline, about six miles south of DeQuincy, shortly before... more »

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