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  • 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 »
  • NTSB: Require ignition locks for all drunk drivers

    December 11, 2012 10:41 AM

    WASHINGTON - A federal safety board is recommending that all states require ignition interlock devices for convicted drunk drivers, including first-time offenders. The five-member National Transportation Safety Board said the devices are currently the best available solution to reducing drunk driving deaths, which account for about a third of the... more »
  • Gerald pleads guilty to vehicular homicide

    December 10, 2012 9:51 AM

    CLINTON - Brett Gerald pleaded guilty to seven counts of vehicular homicide Monday morning. Gerald's sentence will be determined on March 12. A pre-sentence investigation and report is being conducted. He faces a minimum of five years for each count. No reduction in charges or plea bargain... more »
  • BRPD plan two sobriety checkpoints this week

    December 5, 2012 6:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they plan to conduct two sobriety checkpoints in the city limits of Baton Rouge later this week. The first is scheduled for Thursday night, and the second this Saturday night. The specific time and locations will not be announced in advance. This... more »
  • Police: Drunken man on horse arrested after chase

    September 26, 2012 12:34 PM

    BUNNELL, Fla. - A man who police say was drunk while riding his horse through a northeast Florida town is now in jail after a police chase. Flagler County jail records show 29-year-old Charles Cowart was arrested Monday. He's being held on $7,000 bond on charges that include disorderly conduct,... more »
  • Atlanta running back celebrates a bit too much

    September 18, 2012 10:50 AM

    ATLANTA - Atlanta Falcons running back Michael Turner was jailed on charges of drunken driving and speeding early this morning, just hours after he scored a touchdown in the team's win over the Denver Broncos. Turner was booked into the Gwinnett County jail in metro Atlanta just after 5... more »
  • Attorneys ask for "black box" from Gerald's truck

    September 11, 2012 10:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The man accused of killing seven people in a drunk-driving crash appeared in court today. Brett Gerald's attorneys asked that information from a "black box" recorder in Gerald's truck be turned over to them. State Police investigators testified that no reliable data was able to be... more »
  • Springfield leaders plead "not guilty" to charges

    August 1, 2012 3:50 PM

    LIVINGSTON - The mayor and police chief of Springfield pleaded not guilty today in Livingston Parish to charges they conspired to lessen charges against a woman initially arrested for driving drunk. Mayor Charles Martin and Police Chief James Jones entered the plea at their arraignment today on charges of... more »
  • Police: Pa. man stole kitchen utensils, small dog

    August 1, 2012 12:27 PM

    CORAOPOLIS, Pa. - A Pittsburgh man allegedly broke into a woman's apartment while drunk and stole a potato peeler, a kitchen knife and a small dog. Online court records don't list an attorney for 24-year-old Garrett Stauber, who was arrested shortly after the burglary was reported about 3 a.m. in... more »
  • Local councilman arrested for DWI

    July 23, 2012 10:07 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- Authorities arrested Denham Springs City Councilman Christopher Davis Sunday morning in suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Investigators said Davis was in an accident near La. 16 and Amite Church Road and drove away from the scene. Davis was booked into Livingston Parish Jail on one count... more »
  • Deputy accused of crashing patrol car while drunk

    July 19, 2012 7:33 AM

    GRETNA - A Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputy has resigned after allegedly crashing his patrol car while drunk. Col. John Fortunato, a department spokesman, says that 27-year-old Christopher Hyer resigned July 12. He says Hyer had been suspended immediately after he was booked July 9 with driving while intoxicated... more »
  • Police arrest man for shopping scooter joyride

    July 18, 2012 4:50 PM

    HOUMA - Houma police say a 24-year-old man is accused of driving a shopping scooter while drunk. Police say Thomas J. Phillip's breath tested at more than double the amount considered legal proof of intoxication under Louisiana law when he was pulled over Sunday. Police say they got a call... more »
  • N.O. mayor's son arrested on DWI charge

    July 17, 2012 11:02 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A teenage son of New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has been arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. A spokeswoman for the New Orleans Police Department says 19-year-old Benjamin Landrieu was arrested early Tuesday. He was booked into the city's jail on charges that also include reckless... more »
  • Sheriff: Brothers charged after fight with machete

    June 26, 2012 3:51 PM

    HOUMA - Sheriff's deputies charged two brothers in Terrebonne Parish with battery after a drunken brawl where they said one slashed the other with a machete. Deputies arrested John Roy Dupre Sr., 54, as well as Robert Lynn Dupre, 53, after the fight this weekend. Sheriff Vernon Bourgeois... more »
  • 15-year-old dies, one critical in Slaughter crash that killed 5 others

    June 1, 2012 10:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A 15-year-old died Friday night after sustaining injuries in a crash in Slaughter that left five others dead. His 13-year-old brother remains in critical condition, according to the victims family. State Police said the man accused causing the crash in East Feliciana Parish had a blood... more »
  • NOPD suspends officer accused of driving drunk

    April 6, 2012 6:47 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say they have suspended an officer accused of driving drunk in an unmarked city vehicle while off duty. Police spokesman Remi Braden says Causeway Police pulled over 33-year-old Ryan Aucoin shortly after 3 a.m. Thursday on the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, the 24-mile-long bridge that... more »
  • Police plan sobriety checkpoint somewhere in BR tonight

    April 5, 2012 11:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Police Department announced today that officers plan to conduct a sobriety checkpoint tonight, weather permitting. Officers plan to set up the checkpoint somewhere within the city limits of Baton Rouge. The specific time and the locations of the sobriety checkpoints are never... more »
  • Drunk man sings entirety of Bohemian Rhapsody in police car Play Video

    March 30, 2012 12:14 PM

    ALBERTA, CANADA (CNN) - What would we do without police dashcams? They've shown us half naked speeders, and bank robbers eating evidence. But a royal anadian mounted police dashcam recorded something special. A man in Edson, Alberta was pulled over in a pick up for driving and when... more »
  • Montana man charged with getting small dog drunk

    March 22, 2012 12:55 PM

    HELENA, Mont. - A Montana man is charged with animal cruelty after his 20-pound dog was so intoxicated it couldn't stand up. The Independent Record reports 49-year-old Todd Harold Schrier, of Helena, was charged after East Helena police responded to a report of an intoxicated dog at a bar. Officers... more »
  • Aspen man gets bike back from 'Drunk' needing ride

    March 20, 2012 12:27 PM

    ASPEN, Colo. - A Colorado man whose bike was stolen says he bears no grudges against a remorseful person who returned it with a handwritten note of apology that was signed "Drunk." Aspen resident Jay Maytin says he's just happy to be back on his Trek. The Pitkin County Sheriff's... more »
  • Sobriety checkpoint

    February 29, 2012 3:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint tonight within the city limits. Police have not disclosed the location, nor the time of the checkpoint. Sobriety checkpoints are ongoing by Baton Rouge Police in order to curtail drug driving. more »
  • 200 people arrested for impaired driving during Mardi Gras

    February 22, 2012 11:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Nearly 200 people were arrested over the Mardi Gras holiday by troopers for impaired driving. The arrests happened during DWI patrols and checkpoints across the state. Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L will conduct a DWI Checkpoint in Tangipahoa Parish on Thursday, Feb. 23 around... more »
  • Police arrest man for drunk driving, injuring 3

    January 4, 2012 12:23 PM

    WALKER - A late afternoon crash injuring two women and a child Tuesday resulted in the arrest of a driver who police say was three times over the legal limit. Police arrested Jason R. Rodrigue, 34, for first offense DWI and careless operation of a vehicle. Authorities say... more »
  • Houma teen charged with vehicular homicide

    December 11, 2011 12:17 PM

    HOUMA- A Houma teen is facing vehicular homicide charges after an early morning car crash that claimed a young woman's life. It happened just before 2:30am Saturday morning. According to Louisiana State Police the victim, 18-year-old Amanda Doyle, was a passenger in 18-year-old Stephen Murphy’s pickup when he... more »
  • Man recovering in hospital after he was crushed by car

    August 30, 2011 6:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A man nearly lost his legs after he was crushed by a car that drove into his home on North Acadian Thruway last week. Baton Rouge Police say a drunk driver was behind the wheel. Police arrested 34-year-old Marcus Hayes after they say he crashed into the... more »
  • LSP: Drunk driver injures trooper in I-10 crash

    May 10, 2011 6:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A state trooper was hurt when a drunk driver crashed into his vehicle on the interstate in West Baton Rouge Parish, according to Louisiana State Police. Trooper Russell Graham said 48-year-old Joseph Harris of Rosedale was arrested Monday night after crashing into an LSP unit driven... more »
  • Feds push for stricter DWI laws; similar to Louisiana

    December 13, 2010 11:23 AM

    WASHINGTON- The federal government is urging states and local authorities to use stricter policies to crack-down on suspected drunk drivers who refuse breath tests. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is promoting a "No Refusal" policy used by a handful of states around the nation, including Louisiana. It allows police to get... more »
  • Attorneys compromise over Gosserand blood sample

    November 29, 2010 12:12 PM

    NEW ROADS - Attorneys in the Victoria Gosserand vehicular homicide case have reached a compromise over the accused's blood sample. Prosecutors say that sample shows Gosserand's blood was nearly four times the legal limit the night she crashed her vehicle into another car, killing 23-year-old Terri Parker and badly... more »
  • Quebedeaux changes plea; says he's guilty as charged

    November 8, 2010 5:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man who originally pleaded not guilty to hitting and killing three people in a 2009 drunken driving accident has changed his mind. Derek Quebedeaux pleaded guilty Monday morning to all charges against him and said he takes responsibility for the crash. During the 20-minute hearing, Quebedeaux... more »
  • BRPD: Victim in crash misidentified

    November 8, 2010 5:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The pedestrian believed to have been hit and killed by a suspected drunk driver last week is actually alive and well, according to police. Sgt. Don Kelly with the Baton Rouge Police Department said that EMS workers originally identified the victim in the Nov. 2 crash as... more »
  • Deputies say drunk driver also left child home alone

    October 25, 2010 2:27 PM

    A Ponchatoula resident arrested in suspicion of driving drunk told deputies he had also left his nine-year-old child home alone, according to authorities. 52-year-old Charles Baughman was arrested by Tangipahoa Sheriff’s deputies on Sunday. Investigators said he was driving recklessly on highway 442, and that he smelled strongly of alcohol.... more »
  • Plea agreement could be reached in drunk driving case

    September 22, 2010 5:51 PM

    A plea agreement could be reached surrounding a drunk driving case in Hammond. Derek Quebedeaux is accused of plowing into a group of people last year. Three people died, and two more were severely injured. He didn't have anything to say as he walked into court Wednesday. Attorneys... more »
  • Which way to the concession stand?

    May 19, 2010 8:31 PM

    A drunk homeless man who says he took a short cut to the concession stand was arrested for walking across the field during a minor league baseball game in Altoona, Pennsylvania. Police say Tyrone Squires will face trespassing and public intoxication charges. Police say he lowered himself over a fence... more »
  • Two charged in car crash, including a police officer

    April 23, 2010 10:28 AM

    A police officer in Shreveport is accused of DWI after a car crash. Police say Kevin Duck, 32, was driving his personal truck when a car, driven by Carolyn Blake, hit his truck Monday. Authorities say Blake was at fault. Blake was also charged in the crash. Authorities say... more »
  • Montana man pleads no contest to 11th DUI

    April 2, 2010 1:27 PM

    A 49-year-old Montana man who apparently was intoxicated when he came to court for his trial on a felony drunken driving charge has pleaded no contest to his 11th DUI. Thaylin Shawn Pierce, of Billings, entered the plea Thursday. He's free on bond until his sentencing June 22.... more »
  • Drunk tried to revive dead possum

    March 26, 2010 8:44 PM

    Police arrested a man near Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania for being drunk and trying to resuscitate a long-dead possum on the highway. A state trooper says one witness told him he saw 55-year-old Donald Wolfe trying to give mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Another says he saw Wolfe kneeling over the dead animal and gesturing... more »
  • Actor heads to rehab after arrest

    February 1, 2010 8:20 PM

    Actor Rip Torn is out of jail on bond and will enter an alcohol rehab center after this arrest for burglary and gun charges in Salisbury, Connecticut. Torn is accused of breaking into a bank with a loaded gun while he was drunk. His lawyer says Torn was so drunk... more »
  • Underage drinker arrested for fourth DWI

    December 9, 2009 11:29 AM

    A woman from Houma who is too young to drink was arrested for her fourth DWI. State Police say 20-year-old Caitlyn Rose Case was stopped just after midnight on Friday. They say a breath test showed Case had a blood-alcohol level of .22. The legal limit for drivers younger than... more »

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