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  • District attorney announces security bump at LSU home games Play Video

    September 20, 2017 6:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - In an email sent out to a number of high school students Wednesday, District Attorney Hillar Moore announced an increase in security at LSU's upcoming home football games. The district attorney's email, sent to private and public school students, said law enforcement agencies would specifically be... more »
  • Campus police investigating after fight at LSU tailgate goes viral Play Video

    September 11, 2017 4:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are investigating after a video of a violent fight at an LSU tailgate went viral over the weekend. The video, which began making its way around social media Sunday, shows the fight on the LSU Parade Ground during a tailgate ahead of Saturday's football game.... more »
  • Area man gets high, falls asleep in drive-through line

    September 11, 2017 2:23 PM

    THIBODAUX - Officers in Thibodaux have arrested a man they say fell asleep in a drive-through early Monday morning. Authorities received a call about a car blocking a restaurant drive-through around 1:15 a.m. When they arrived, they discovered John Sewell, 37, asleep at the wheel. One of the... more »
  • Police: Zachary man arrested for 5th DWI following crash in Baton Rouge

    July 11, 2017 4:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man for his fifth DWI offense after he crashed into a ditch near LA 423 Monday. According to Louisiana State Police, 28-year-old Curtis Loftin of Zachary was arrested following the crash on Brownsfield Drive. Police say Loftin was driving northbound on Brownsfields... more »
  • LSP: Unrestrained driver killed in Evangeline Parish crash

    June 25, 2017 8:56 PM

    EVANGELINE PARISH - Police are investigating a single-vehicle crash that left one person dead early Sunday morning. According to Louisiana State Police, the crash occurred just after midnight on Harrison Road near LA 29. Police say 36-year-old Jacob McDaniel of Boyce was traveling in his 2000 Ford F-150... more »
  • Man charged with vehicular homicide after passenger dies in crash on I-10

    June 24, 2017 10:18 PM

    LAFAYETTE - State police say a man was charged with vehicular homicide following a single-vehicle crash that resulted in the death of one of his passengers Saturday. According to Louisiana State Police, troopers responded to the scene on I-10 West in Lafayette around 2:30 a.m. Saturday. Police say 24-year-old... more »
  • Man arrested after disruption at Chicken Shack

    June 24, 2017 11:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputies arrested a man after he caused a disturbance at the Chicken Shack on N. Acadian Thruway. According to the affidavit, Ronnie Davis was inside the business and stumbling around the parking lot displaying poor balance, slurred speech and emitting a strong... more »
  • LSP: Man faces 7th DWI arrest after hit-and-run in Lake Charles

    June 4, 2017 6:32 PM

    LAKE CHARLES - A man is facing his seventh DWI arrest after he fled the scene of a three-vehicle crash early Sunday morning. The crash occurred around 4 a.m. on Highway 90 near Goodman Lane. According to Louisiana State Police, 43-year-old Eric Grisham was arrested after he crashed... more »
  • Impairment suspected in deadly Livingston Parish crash

    June 3, 2017 5:19 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - Louisiana State Police say impairment is believed to be a factor in a crash that claimed the life of a Holden man early Saturday morning. According to police, 57-year-old Ernest Miller was traveling southbound on LA 441 in a GMC Sierra shortly after 12 a.m. Saturday... more »
  • Slidell Police: Babysitter arrested for drunk driving crash; children injured

    May 2, 2017 1:43 PM

    SLIDELL – A woman was arrested after police say she got into a drunk driving crash while children she was babysitting were in the car with her. The Slidell Police Department arrested Brenda Brown for DWI with Child Endangerment, two counts of vehicular negligent injuring, two counts of no... more »
  • Lake Charles man killed in head-on crash on LA 171; Impairment suspected

    April 22, 2017 3:39 PM

    CALCASIEU PARISH - A Lake Charles man was killed in a head-on collision on LA 171 Friday night. According to Louisiana State Police, 61-year-old Carl Bryant was driving his 1992 Toyota Tercel on the wrong side of the highway when he crashed head-on into another vehicle around 10:10 p.m.... more »
  • Intoxicated driver charged with hit and run, trying to destroy evidence

    April 8, 2017 5:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies arrested a man after he failed a sobriety test following a hit and run on LA 426 Friday. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to a reported accident on LA 426. Upon arrival, the victim said another driver rear ended her... more »
  • Family visiting South Florida hit by truck while walking

    March 27, 2017 2:09 PM

    DANIA BEACH, Fla. - A pickup truck struck a family of six tourists as they were walking back to their South Florida hotel Sunday night. The Sun Sentinel reports one woman's leg was severed and a 10-year-old also suffered serious leg injuries. Four people, including the 57-year-old driver, were... more »
  • Nearly 2,000 people given a free ride home on St. Patrick's Day

    March 20, 2017 3:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Nearly 2,000 people were given a free ride home from St. Patrick's Day festivities in Baton Rouge. According to the Dudley DeBosier law firm, 1,900 people signed up for the firm's "Free Cab Ride Home" program, which offers free rides to people in the Baton Rouge... more »
  • Gulf Shores alcohol ban in effect for Spring Break

    March 6, 2017 3:09 PM

    GULF SHORES, Ala. - A Spring Break alcohol ban went into effect in Gulf Shores over the weekend, meaning there's no alcohol allowed past the dunes at any Gulf Shores beaches. This year marks the second time the area has instituted the ban after last year's Spring Break got... more »
  • Man arrested after fighting deputy at sorority party

    March 4, 2017 4:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man was arrested after he was involved in a scuffle with an East Baton Rouge deputy at a sorority party Friday night. One out-of-uniform deputy was working an extra-duty assignment with the Renaissance Hotel on Bluebonnet Boulevard and was tasked with only allowing hotel guests... more »
  • 22 additional charges filed against Endymion crash suspect

    February 28, 2017 2:14 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - 22 additional charges have been filed against the suspect in the Endymion parade crash that hospitalized 21 people Saturday night. According to a report from WWLTV, 25-year-old Neilson Rizzuto is facing 12 new counts of vehicular negligent injury and 10 counts of first-degree vehicular negligent injuring.... more »
  • Man arrested for going to work drunk, threatening arresting deputy

    January 31, 2017 1:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A man was arrested for showing up to his workplace drunk and threatening the deputy that arrested him. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office arrested 38-year-old Jason Hayes for charges of disturbing the peace and remaining at a place after forbidden. The incident occurred on... more »
  • Police: Drunk Alabama teen punched man, damaged pickup

    December 11, 2016 4:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police say an Alabama teen faces battery charges after he drunkenly broke into another person’s truck then punched someone Sunday morning. According to arrest documents, the incident happened around 2:14 a.m. on East Boyd Drive. 19-year-old Ross Pollet, of Spanish Fort Alabama, was charged with second-degree... more »
  • Men convicted in deadly crashes want early prison release

    December 1, 2016 10:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Two men who are behind bars for separate alcohol-related crashes that killed eight people are each asking for an early release. The Advocate reports Brett Gerald and Joseph Branch filed a lawsuit earlier this year against the state Department of Corrections. Gerald was sentenced to 35 years... more »
  • Police: drunk man threatened to kill paramedic

    November 20, 2016 5:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A 32-year-old man was arrested after police say he was intoxicated and threatened to kill a paramedic Saturday. According to arrest documents, LSU Police requested medical assistance for 32-year-old Micah West because he was intoxicated, confused and walking into traffic while carrying ‘a handle of Fireball’... more »
  • Drunk driving suspected in fatal crash on LA 13

    September 20, 2016 10:28 AM

    EVANGELINE PARISH - Louisiana State Police suspect that drunk driving was a factor in a crash on LA 13 over the weekend that took the life of a Ville Platte man. The crash occurred on Sunday around 2:20 a.m. on LA 13 near Gilbert Road. Arthur Velasquez, 31 of... more »
  • Accused drunk driver insults officers, vomits

    June 20, 2016 1:57 PM

    RIVERSIDE, Ill. - Illinois police said that a woman hurled insults and vomit at officers after she was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving. Hazel Rojas, 44 was pulled over after police said that her Land Rover failed to go through a green light, and then was traveling below the... more »
  • Deputies say drunk man stole school bus

    May 4, 2016 2:41 PM

    CHACKBAY - A man from Thibodaux was arrested Wednesday and charged with stealing a school bus and driving it while intoxicated. Jordan Molaison, 21, is charged with theft of a motor vehicle, simple criminal damage to property and 2nd offense DWI. The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office says a... more »
  • Airline co-pilot detained after suspected of being drunk

    March 26, 2016 2:59 PM

    ROMULUS, Mich. - Federal authorities say an American Airlines co-pilot has been detained at Detroit Metropolitan Airport after he was suspected of being drunk. The Federal Aviation Administration said the co-pilot was held from a Saturday morning flight from Detroit to Philadelphia. He's suspected of having a blood-alcohol level above... more »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »

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