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  • Denham Springs City Prosecutor quits following WBRZ report Play Video

    October 11, 2017 5:38 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- City Prosecutor Blayne Honeycutt tendered his resignation recently, a couple of months after the WBRZ Investigative Unit raised questions about the way he handled a DWI for a lawyer friend of his. Honeycutt received a $2,500 campaign contribution from Alton Shelby Easterly when he unsuccessfully ran for City... more »
  • Investigations launched after WBRZ report reveals DWI deal in Denham Springs Play Video

    July 26, 2017 6:33 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- The Mayor of Denham Springs has launched an investigation into what occurred after the city prosecutor he appointed, Blayne Honeycutt, refused charges on a DWI for prominent attorney Alton Shelby Easterly. Wednesday, the WBRZ Investigative Unit also learned the Louisiana Office of Disciplinary Counsel is aware of this,... more »
  • Mass. Police: Drunken driving suspect had lizard in bra

    May 17, 2017 8:48 AM

    TAUNTON, Mass. - Police in Massachusetts say a bearded dragon lizard was turned over to animal control after a woman suspected of drunken driving revealed she had the animal stuffed in her bra. Taunton police said in a Facebook post that the 39-year-old woman had a blood alcohol level... more »
  • Police: Half-naked driver crashes car into Ohio store to get beer

    May 11, 2017 9:18 AM

    ROCKY RIVER - Police in suburban Cleveland say a half-naked man intentionally crashed his car into a closed convenience store to get beer, injuring himself and a store employee. Rocky River police say the 45-year-old driver was wearing nothing from the waist down when he crashed through a store wall... more »
  • Police:19-year-old charged with DWI after crash near LSU

    April 28, 2017 12:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A 19-year-old woman was charged after police say she drunkenly crashed into another vehicle near LSU's campus in December. Summer Nichole Stevens, 19, was charged with first-degree vehicular negligent injuring, first offense DWI, reckless operation and running a red light. According to the arrest warrant,... more »
  • Man accused of biting officer during DWI arrest

    April 25, 2017 10:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE – A Plaquemine man faces a slew of charges after police say he crashed into another car while impaired then bit an officer in a struggle Monday morning. Juston Jefferson, 21, was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, obstruction of... more »
  • Police: man charged with 4th DWI after hit-and-run on Government St.

    April 25, 2017 10:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Police say a 29-year-old was charged with his fourth DWI offense Monday after he struck a car on Government Street and fled the scene Monday. Charles Fendley, 29, was charged with hit-and-run, careless operation and fourth offense operating a vehicle while intoxicated. According to the... more »
  • DA seeks to revoke bond for accused drunk driver

    March 29, 2017 10:12 PM

    COVINGTON - A district attorney wants to revoke or raise the bond of a Covington woman accused of causing a fatal accident while driving drunk on a bridge connecting the north and south shores of Lake Pontchartrain. Olivia Matte posted $126,000 bond March 24 in Jefferson Parish in connection with... more »
  • Mardi Gras crash suspect's alcohol level nearly triple limit Play Video

    February 27, 2017 7:35 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police say the driver accused of plowing into a crowd enjoying a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans had a blood alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit. The New Orleans Police Department issued a statement identifying the man as 25-year-old Neilson Rizzuto. He's being held... more »
  • Police: drunk man attacks girlfriend then crashes car

    January 21, 2017 5:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police say a man faces DWI and battery charges after driving while impaired and crashing his car on LSU Avenue early Saturday morning. According to Baton Rouge Police, an officer observed Oscar Tovar driving in the 700 block of LSU Avenue when he attempted to turn... more »
  • Man arrested for 7th DWI in 10 years

    January 16, 2017 12:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Officers arrested a man on Saturday for his seventh DWI offense. The Baton Rouge Police Department arrested 54-year-old Ronald Sims on charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, reckless operation of a vehicle, careless operation and hit and run. On Saturday, Jan. 14, Sims was... more »
  • 2 arrested for DWI following sobriety checkpoint

    January 13, 2017 4:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE – There were only two DWI arrests after a multi-agency sobriety checkpoint on Thursday night. The checkpoint was conducted from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. and took place in the 3700 block of Nicholson Drive near South Stadium Drive. A total of 592 vehicles were screened.... more »
  • DWI checkpoint to be conducted on Jan. 12

    January 11, 2017 1:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Multiple law enforcement agencies will conducting a DWI checkpoint on Jan. 12. Officers will be screening drivers entering the checkpoint for signs of impairment and will also enforce any other visible violations. The exact location of the checkpoint will not be released in advance, however... more »
  • Seven arrested for DWI in BR sobriety checkpoint

    December 14, 2016 12:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Law enforcement officials say seven people were arrested Thursday in a DWI sobriety checkpoint on Perkins Road in Baton Rouge. The Baton Rouge Police Department, East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office and Louisiana State Police staged the joint sobriety checkpoint in the 6200 block of Perkins Road... more »
  • Woman charged with 2nd offense DWI after crashing into apartment

    September 7, 2016 5:57 PM

    ZACHARY - State Police reported the arrest of a woman on a second offense DWI charges and others after she crashed her vehicle through an apartment building. 38-year-old Holly Bohling was booked on charges of DWI (2nd Offense), reckless operation of a motor vehicle, public intimidation and simple escape... more »
  • Woman arrested for fourth DWI offense in Thibodaux

    August 1, 2016 2:17 PM

    THIBODAUX – Thibodaux Police arrested a woman on her fourth drinking while intoxicated offense on Thursday night. Around 11:50 p.m., police saw and stopped a gray Toyota Camry without a license plate in the area of Canal Boulevard and St. Charles Street in Thibodaux. The driver, 31-year-old Arielle Dumas,... more »
  • Supreme Court places new limits on drunken driving test laws

    June 23, 2016 10:20 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has placed new limits on state laws that make it a crime for motorists suspected of drunken driving to refuse alcohol tests. Justices ruled Thursday that police need a search warrant before requiring drivers to take blood alcohol tests. But the court declined to... more »
  • Man arrested for DWI after crashing truck with infant inside into canal

    June 13, 2016 1:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man is in custody after he was accused of crashing his truck into a canal while driving drunk with an infant in the vehicle early Monday morning. 41-year-old Charles Matz, of Baton Rouge, was booked on charges of DWI, vehicular negligent injuring, careless operation and... more »
  • Two arrests on LSU campus over the weekend

    May 30, 2016 2:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Two incidents led to arrests on LSU’s campus this weekend following an argument between a couple and then a DWI car accident. On Saturday, an officer that was on patrol was flagged down by an LSU parking employee who stated that there was a man on South... more »
  • Driver arrested for DWI after single vehicle crash

    May 22, 2016 9:53 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – State Police say one person was arrested for driving while intoxicated after a crash in Denham Springs Sunday afternoon. A spokesperson for Louisiana State Police said the single vehicle crash happened on Walker South Road Sunday afternoon. One person received minor injuries and was transported to... more »
  • Suspected drunk driver arrested after passenger killed in crash

    May 20, 2016 3:08 PM

    ST. AMANT - A Prairieville man was arrested after a passenger in his vehicle died following an early morning crash in Ascension Parish. 27-year-old Jot Willeford was booked on charges of vehicular homicide, vehicular negligent injuring, no seat belt and operating a vehicle with an expired driver’s license. ... more »
  • Following mistaken release, man's DWI charge upgraded

    May 19, 2016 11:31 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – Two months after being arrested twice in the same night on DWI charges, the district attorney here upgraded the charges against Jeffery Blough. The original DWI charge Blough was first arrested for on the night of March 19 was changed to a 4th offense DWI, court... more »
  • 20-years for driver in death of Carnival float driver

    May 11, 2016 11:22 AM

    GRETNA - A Gretna man received a 20-year prison sentence for a drunk-driving accident that killed a Westwego man. A Jefferson Parish District Attorney's news release said the sentence was handed down Tuesday for 56-year-old Michael Burrle. Burrle had pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide. The victim was 53-year-old Don Dauzat.... more »
  • Livingston Parish employee arrested for DWI after crash resigns

    April 25, 2016 3:10 PM

    LIVINGSTON - A Livingston Parish employee who is accused of crashing a parish vehicle while driving drunk has resigned from his position. State Police said Shevis Ball blew a BAC of .168 after the man was administered a breath test following the crash that severely damaged the Livingston Parish... more »
  • Livingston Parish employee still employed despite DWI arrest in parish vehicle Play Video

    April 21, 2016 6:56 PM

    LIVINGSTON- A Livingston Parish employee remains on leave tonight, following a crash that left a parish vehicle severely damaged. State Police said Shevis Ball was drunk at the time of the crash. Ball blew a .168 after investigators administered a Breathalyzer. "He was officially off the clock when this... more »
  • Supreme Court considers whether police may force warrantless blood alcohol tests

    April 21, 2016 9:45 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday on whether law enforcement is required to get a warrant before forcing a driver to submit to breath or blood alcohol tests. Currently, all 50 states revoke the driver’s license in the event they refuse such tests. 12 states and the... more »
  • Man arrested for blocking a traffic lane while passed out in car

    April 6, 2016 9:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office arrested 27-year-old Perry Demolle for blocking a traffic lane while passed out in his car. According to the sheriff’s office, around 12:35 a.m. on Tuesday a BRPD K-9 officer received complaints about a man passed out behind the wheel of his... more »
  • Authorities wish they had DWI database when man was arrested twice in one night Play Video

    March 28, 2016 6:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Disturbing new details are emerged Monday about a man who was arrested for driving while intoxicated twice in one night. Jeffrey Blough was under the state Department of Corrections supervision when he caused two crashes in two different parishes last week, the WBRZ Investigative Unit learned. Blough's criminal... more »
  • Man arrested twice on same night for DWI Play Video

    March 25, 2016 7:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A man with a troubled history of getting arrested for driving while intoxicated managed to get arrested twice in the same night for DWI recently. Investigators said this past weekend's arrests bring his total of DWI arrests up to 12. It's unclear how many of those resulted... more »
  • Woman pulled over for 4th offense DWI with unrestrained child in car

    March 1, 2016 6:59 PM

    ST. AMANT - A 32-year-old woman from St. Amant was arrested for her fourth DWI after she was reportedly pulled over with a BAC more than four times the legal limit with her unrestrained infant child in the vehicle Monday night, according to the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office. Deputies... more »
  • Drunk driver contacts police to report she crashed into parked patrol car

    February 16, 2016 2:50 PM

    THIBODAUX - Thibodaux Police reported an intoxicated woman contacted law enforcement herself to report she had crashed into a parked Thibodaux Police Department patrol car early Sunday morning. 30-year-old Monet Muilenburg, of Thibodaux, was booked into the Lafourche Detention Center on a charge of second offense DWI after her... more »
  • Man suspected of DWI arrested for vehicular homicide after passenger dies in wreck

    February 5, 2016 12:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police say they arrested a man on a vehicular homicide charge after the passenger of a vehicle he was driving while under the influence crashed into a guardrail in East Baton Rouge Parish. 33-year-old Sean Hopkins was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish... more »
  • 3 people, drunk driver injured in Airline Hwy DWI crash

    January 1, 2016 2:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police reported the arrest of a man for second offense DWI after he crashed into a car stopped at a red light causing a wreck that involved multiple vehicles. 57-year-old Monday Ezebunwo was booked on charges of second offense DWI, failure to maintain control, drivers license... more »
  • Woman beats DUI rap with claim her body brews alcohol

    December 30, 2015 5:23 PM

    ALBANY - Drunken-driving charges against an upstate New York woman have been dismissed based on an unusual defense: Her body is a brewery. A lawyer representing the woman says her blood-alcohol level has been recorded at four times the legal limit when she hasn't had a drink. She didn't discover... more »
  • Ohio Sheriff: Drinking-and-driving Facebook video leads to arrest

    December 30, 2015 1:08 PM

    COLUMBUS - Authorities say an Ohio man took cellphone video of himself drinking while driving and posted it on Facebook, leading to his arrest hours later. The Franklin County sheriff's office says someone tipped off deputies about the video after it was posted Monday, and the vehicle was stopped that... more »
  • Drunk driving enforcement efforts peak for New Year's Eve

    December 28, 2015 11:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Law enforcement noted on the last Monday of the year that enforcement of impaired-driving laws will not be letting up simply because the Christmas holiday is behind us. In the week ahead, they'll be ramping up efforts to be prepared for what has become one of the... more »
  • Woman charged with DWI after falling asleep in car, blocking traffic

    December 27, 2015 4:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police say a 43-year-old woman was charged with DWI after she fell asleep behind the wheel, blocking traffic Sunday morning. Baton Rouge Police said other drivers found Roslyn Jack sleeping behind the wheel of her car on Government Street around 2:30 a.m. Police believe she... 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 »
  • 2 hospitalized after wreck with underage drunk driver

    November 30, 2015 3:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said an underage drunk driver sent two motorcyclists to the hospital with broken bones early Sunday morning. 20-year-old Joelle Stoker was booked on charges of failure to maintain control, vehicular negligent injuring, reckless operation and DWI. The accident happened on I-10 East near College... more »
  • Baton Rouge Police Department receives DWI, traffic enforcement grant

    November 23, 2015 3:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Local police have been awarded an enforcement grant funded by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission (LHSC) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to further crack down on seatbelt, drunk driving and speeding violations in the Capital City. Enforcement operations in connection with the grant... more »
  • Ohio State QB Barrett pleads guilty to impaired driving

    November 10, 2015 9:57 AM

    COLUMBUS, OH.- Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett has pleaded guilty to a count of driving while impaired and been sentenced to a three-day alcohol education program and fined $400. The 20-year-old Barrett apologized Tuesday to his family and Ohio State fans in a brief statement at a hearing in Columbus... 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 »
  • Man arrested for DWI after crashing into Scenic Hwy telephone pole

    November 6, 2015 12:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man accused of driving while intoxicated Thursday after he lost control of his pickup truck and crashed into a telephone pole on Scenic Highway. Investigators said 59-year-old Quention Lee was headed north in the 7000 block of Scenic Hwy around noon Thursday when... more »
  • Prairieville man arrested for fifth offense DWI

    October 30, 2015 1:48 PM

    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... 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 »
  • ATV driver accused of being on drugs in deadly wreck

    September 28, 2015 5:38 PM

    GREENWELL SPRINGS - Sheriff's investigators said Monday that toxicology tests showed a woman had several drugs in her system when she was driving an ATV which flipped and killed one of several children riding with her earlier this year. Deputies charged 35-year-old Jodie Easley on Monday with driving while... more »
  • LSP unit, DOTD vehicle damaged in crash with impaired driver

    September 23, 2015 1:26 PM

    GONZALES - A Louisiana State Police patrol unit was damaged after an impaired driver from Florida crashed into it in the early morning hours of Wednesday. State police said a trooper was investigating a crash on LA 30 at Ashland Road in Gonzales when a Ford F-350 pickup truck,... more »
  • At vigil, friend recalls trying to pull woman from mangled car Play Video

    September 23, 2015 12:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Holding back tears, a teenager remembered the moment a week ago, she tried to save her friend's life. "I had opened her door, and I was like 'please wake up, please wake up,'" Cheryl Watson recalled. Watson survived the car crash that killed her friend Tashadow... more »
  • Bus driver accused of driving kids while drugged

    September 18, 2015 3:23 PM

    ZACHARY - Police arrested a school bus driver in Zachary after they said she was driving erratically Friday morning and admitted to taking drugs. Zachary Police arrested 52-year-old Darlene Crain on charges of driving while intoxicated and improper lane usage. The school system said Crain is employed by First... more »
  • Impairment suspected in fatal crash

    August 12, 2015 10:30 AM

    PORT ALLEN- Louisiana State Police say impairment might have played a factor in an interstate wreck that killed a woman in Port Allen. Troopers say 38-year-old Tasha Nelson was killed in the single-vehicle crash shortly before 11 p.m. Tuesday night. The crash happened on LA 415 south of US... 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 »
  • Baton Rouge man arrested for eighth DUI

    May 18, 2015 8:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A man in Baton Rouge was arrested for his eighth DWI. Police say Alex Septh backed into a person on Kaufman Street in Baton Rouge. When police stopped him they found that he was intoxicated. They also say Septh had an open bottle of gin and marijuana... more »
  • Small town chief must resign after plea deal over DWI scheme Play Video

    April 28, 2015 3:22 PM

    SPRINGFIELD - The town will lose its police chief under a plea deal the now former officer reached with prosecutors in a criminal case over a DWI where the records were cooked. In July 2012, Chief James Jones (pictured right) and Mayor Charles Martin (pictured left) were indicted for... more »
  • Fire union president accused of violating probation Play Video

    April 23, 2015 6:21 PM

    GONZALES- Shane Spillman, the President of the Baton Rouge Fire Union, appeared in a Gonzales courtroom Thursday after his probation officer filed paperwork to have his probation revoked. Spillman was arrested for a second offense DWI last year. When he was picked up, the Investigative Unit discovered he had... more »
  • Man faces jury this week after 11 DWIs Play Video

    April 20, 2015 5:01 PM

    PORT ALLEN - A trial is set this week in West Baton Rouge Parish for a man accused of 11 DWIs across the Baton Rouge region. Charles Curry, 55, has a long criminal history and has been in and out of jail most of his adult life. After turning... more »
  • Woman passed out in car arrested; 3 children in back seat

    April 6, 2015 1:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they arrested a woman Sunday after officers found her passed out in the driver seat of her vehicle with three children in the backseat. Antoinette Corner, 44, was booked on charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, three counts of DWI with a child... more »
  • Trooper injured in one of several crashes involving impaired drivers Easter morning

    April 5, 2015 12:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A trooper was injured and two people died in several crashes involving impaired drivers on Easter morning. In Baton Rouge Parish, troopers say Magen Alicia Hall was nearly double the legal alcohol limit when she allegedly plowed into that back of a trooper's SUV around 2:40... more »
  • Police: Man walks into trooper's car, gets charged with DWI

    March 16, 2015 6:22 AM

    BRUNSWICK, N.Y. - It may have been the easiest driving while intoxicated arrest ever made by the New York State Police. Authorities say a trooper was driving a marked patrol car Saturday night when he stopped to fill his gas tank at a convenience store in Brunswick, near Albany. While... more »
  • Renewed calls for database after man's 4th DWI arrest Play Video

    March 9, 2015 4:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There are renewed calls for a statewide DWI database after a man was picked up for his fourth DWI arrest in about eight years. According to arrest records, 28-year-old Jacob Walker hit a car near I-12 and O'Neal Lane over the weekend but kept going before... more »
  • Man arrested with DWI in fatal hit-and-run crash

    March 8, 2015 3:14 PM

    GRAMERCY - A driver is charged for negligent homicide in a hit-and-run crash that killed a woman early Sunday morning in St. James Parish. The crash took the life of 25-year-old Brittany Harris of Vacherie at the intersection of LA Hwy 3125 and LA Hwy 3213 around 5:45 a.m.... more »
  • More details released on DWI school bus crash

    February 5, 2015 10:02 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The driver of a car that crashed head-on into a school bus, injuring more than a dozen students near Denham Springs on Tuesday, has been booked with first-offense driving while intoxicated. The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office says in a new release that 32-year-old Brandon J. Vince, of... more »
  • Driver accused of smashing into bus has $19,000 bond

    February 4, 2015 10:06 PM

    LIVINGSTON - The man accused of driving under the influence and slamming into a bus loaded with children remained in the Livingston Parish Jail overnight Wednesday on a $19,208 bond. Brandon Vince faces twenty charges following the wreck on Tuesday. He was booked after being released from the hospital.... more »
  • Livingston deputies to hold sobriety checkpoint

    January 30, 2015 10:33 AM

    LIVINGSTON - Sheriff's deputies in Livingston Parish reported their plans to conduct a sobriety checkpoint in the parish on Saturday, Jan. 31 in an effort to protect citizens from the threat of those who choose to drink and get behind the wheel. Specifics about the checkpoint location or the... more »
  • Man found passed out in drive-thru charged with 4th DWI

    January 6, 2015 12:04 PM

    CUT OFF - A man was charged Sunday with a fourth-offense DWI after deputies in Lafourche Parish found him sleeping behind the wheel of his pickup truck in the drive-thru lane of a fast food restaurant in Cut Off. According to the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office, 50-year-old Trent Callais... more »
  • Man accused of seventh DWI

    December 30, 2014 4:36 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Louisiana State Police troopers charged a Denham Springs man with seventh offense DWI after a traffic stop early Tuesday morning. Troopers and Ascension Parish Sheriff's deputies said they stopped 46-year-old Efremzimbalist Randle around 2 a.m. after getting a report he was driving erratically on I-10 West. ... more »
  • Livingston Parish deputies to hold sobriety checkpoint

    December 26, 2014 11:36 AM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - Sheriff's deputies in Livingston Parish said a sobriety checkpoint will be conducted in the parish on Saturday as part of an intensive error to crack down on drunken driving during the holiday season. Specifics about the location or active hours of the Dec. 27 checkpoint were... more »
  • Gonzales man arrested for sixth DWI

    December 16, 2014 6:23 PM

    GONZALES - A man in Gonzales was arrested for his sixth DWI after crashing into a wall. Police say Willie Evans was driving drunk when he drove into a building last week. The 62-year-old has a long criminal history, with his first DWI arrest dating back to 1978. ... more »
  • Police: Gonzales man busted for 6th DUI

    December 16, 2014 8:56 AM

    GONZALES - Police say they have arrested a Gonzales man for Driving Under the Influence for the 6th time following a crash last week. Investigators say Willie Evans, 62, ran a stop sign before running into a building in the 1600 block of Philippe Ave. They say Evans admitted... more »
  • Accused drunk driver crashes into house, knocks off foundation

    December 15, 2014 12:28 PM

    PIERRE PART- A Hammond man was arrested and charged with a 3rd offense DWI Friday night after his vehicle ran off the road, crashing into a house with such force that the building was knocked off of its foundation. According to Assumption Parish Sheriff's deputies, Joseph Marcus Dabadie, 23,... more »
  • Woman in zombie costume charged twice with DWI

    October 29, 2014 2:59 PM

    GATES, NY - Police say a woman wearing a zombie costume and makeup was charged with drunken driving twice within three hours after attending an upstate New York bar's "zombie prom" party. Police in the town of Gates tell the Democrat and Chronicle of Rochester that 26-year-old Catherine Butler, of... more »
  • Man accused of DWI after hit and run that injured 2

    October 28, 2014 12:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police said a man will face DWI and other charges after a Sunday night hit and run that sent two people to the hospital, according to Louisiana State Police. Law enforcement reported that the crash happened on Gardere Lane south of GSRI Avenue shortly... more »
  • Drunk driver crashes into tailgating trailer

    October 27, 2014 10:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies in East Baton Rouge Parish said they arrested a man accused of driving while drunk after he crashed his truck into a tailgating party trailer while still on LSU's campus after Saturday night's game. The wreck happened shortly after 11 p.m. on Nicholson Drive... more »
  • Man on lawnmower booked with 3rd-offense DWI

    October 23, 2014 5:57 AM

    BOYCE - Authorities say a 67-year-old Boyce man eluded a Rapides Parish sheriff's deputy by driving his lawnmower down a trail off La. Highway 121, but later was arrested on several charges. A deputy spotted Ralph Rufus Carroll driving his red riding lawnmower down the middle of the highway Tuesday... 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 »
  • NOPD: Drunk driver killed Baker woman in Quarter

    October 19, 2014 6:15 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police in New Orleans accused a man of driving drunk and killing a Baker woman in the French Quarter over the weekend when he ran into a balcony pole. Police charged Tevest Vance, 37, with vehicular homicide and probation violation after the wreck early Sunday morning.... 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 »
  • Police: Sergeant arrested for DWI after hit-and-run

    October 11, 2014 2:51 PM

    SORRENTO - State police say a state sergeant from Baton Rouge was arrested after he rear ended another vehicle on I-10 while drunk. Sergeant Damien Dyson Sr., 34, had a 0.175 blood alcohol content, more than twice he legal limit. He was off duty when it happened and in... more »

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