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  • Man accused of fourth DWI

    July 25, 2014 11:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man on charges of fourth offense DWI and said he has a history of drunk driving arrests dating back to 1989. A patrolling officer stopped Gregory McKinley, 55, shortly after 8 p.m. on Wednesday night as he travelled southbound on Plank Road. Police... 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 »
  • Mistrial in driver, cyclist deadly crash

    May 8, 2014 9:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A trial over a deadly crash where a bicyclist died on Gardere Lane ended in a mistrial Thursday evening. Jurors could not come to an agreement in deciding the fate of Darby Griffin, who was on trial for the crash. After the wreck in October 2012, investigators... more »
  • Police: Man disabled interlock device to drive drunk

    May 5, 2014 11:37 AM

    SLIDELL - A Slidell man is behind bars after he rewired his ignition, dismantled his interlock device, and drove his vehicle while intoxicated according to police. Slidell police said they pulled over 41-year-old Larry Paul at 2:00 a.m. on Saturday morning after Paul was noticed driving erratically. Officers said... more »
  • LSP: Woman tried to have DWI evidence destroyed

    April 24, 2014 9:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police arrested a 23-year-old woman after she allegedly called the State Police Crime Lab and tried to have evidence destroyed in a case against her. Investigators said Jana Pourciau called the crime lab from her cell phone and posed as an employee of the 18th... more »
  • Victim in deadly wreck was reserve deputy

    April 8, 2014 11:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a pickup driver was drunk when he hit and killed a volunteer reserve EBRSO deputy on a motorcycle Monday night in Baton Rouge. Baton Rouge Police arrested Calvin Moore, 43, on suspicion of vehicular homicide, DWI, reckless operation and failure to yield after the... more »
  • Police: Drunk driver started as designated driver

    March 31, 2014 10:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Arrest records showed a man accused of driving drunk and killing two people in a wreck on the Mississippi River Bridge this weekend told police he was supposed to be a designated driver. Baton Rouge Police also said in an affidavit that Dedrick Matthews, 38, kept... more »
  • Charges dropped against Saints WR Joe Morgan

    March 19, 2014 6:27 AM

    GRETNA - Jefferson Parish prosecutors have dismissed a drunken-driving charge against New Orleans Saints wide receiver Joe Morgan, who has accepted entry into the district attorney's office diversion program. The prosecutors could resurrect the charges in the future if Morgan does not complete the program. Morgan, a free agent who... more »
  • Same trooper arrests driver for 7th offense DWI

    March 18, 2014 10:50 PM

    CLINTON- A 30-year-old man faces his seventh DWI charge after a Louisiana State Police trooper arrested him, again. James Earl Haynes, Jr. was booked Monday night into the East Feliciana Parish Jail. Details of the arrest were released late Tuesday. The trooper who detained him had previously stopped... more »
  • Indianapolis Colts owner arrested for DWI

    March 17, 2014 7:35 AM

    CARMEL, IN - Authorities say Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay is in jail after being stopped for suspected drunken driving. Hamilton County Sheriff's Department Deputy Bryant Orem says Irsay was arrested Sunday night in the northern Indianapolis suburb of Carmel. Irsay is being held on preliminary charges of driving while... more »
  • News 2 questions lead to BR firefighter's arrest Play Video

    March 11, 2014 4:19 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - The president of the Baton Rouge Firefighters Association was arrested Tuesday when the WBRZ News 2 Investigative Unit discovered he had an active warrant out for his arrest. State Police arrested Shane Jeremy Spillman on March 1 for second offense DWI and improper lane usage. Booking records... more »
  • Police: DWI and injuries in 3 car crash

    March 8, 2014 1:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State police say two children were injured during a three car crash Friday afternoon. It happened on US Hwy 61 north of Barringer Foreman Road. Police say 42-year-old Khamphangdeth Souvannaphim was driving on northbound on US Hwy 61. While attempting to switch lanes, he hit... more »
  • BRPD: Drunk man passed out behind the wheel

    March 7, 2014 10:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Officers had to smash in the window of a vehicle because a drunk man passed out while behind the wheel, according to an arrest report. Police say Samuel Shavers was found asleep with his foot on the brake of the vehicle while the car was still... more »
  • One detained after chain-reaction wreck

    February 28, 2014 5:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police detained one driver to be tested for alcohol after a chain-reaction wreck on a busy Baton Rouge street Friday. The wreck happened on Lee Road near the intersection with Highland Road, just south of the LSU campus. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said it started with... more »
  • Ethel woman accused of fourth DWI

    February 24, 2014 1:14 PM

    ZACHARY - Authorities charged an East Feliciana Parish woman with her fourth DWI after a traffic stop early Sunday morning. According to the affidavit of probable cause, Zachary Police stopped 31-year-old Rachael Hobgood after she was seen drifting across the double yellow line. The arresting officer said he... more »
  • 2nd ruling on DWI checkpoints goes against police

    February 16, 2014 10:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - A state District Court judge has let stand a City Court ruling that the Police Department violated the law when it a police supervisor was present and engaged in activities connected with DWI checkpoints. State District Judge Don Johnson's ruling on Jan. 31 denied an appeal... more »
  • BRPD officer arrested for DWI

    January 24, 2014 2:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE- An off-duty Baton Rouge Police officer possibly involved an overnight two-vehicle crash, has been arrested for DWI. It happened around 3:40 a.m. on I-12 eastbound near the Sherwood Forest exit. Police say Steven Woodring was headed east in his personal vehicle, when another car lost control... more »
  • State looking to make sense of DWI laws

    January 23, 2014 5:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Governor's Task Force on DWI and Vehicular Homicide tackled the task of making sense of state DWI laws Thursday. State leaders like Sen. Jody Amedee, R-Gonzales, say the newly reorganized DWI laws will make it easier for the court system to work. "The way... more »
  • Man arrested for 3rd offense DWI in deadly crash

    January 17, 2014 8:25 PM

    LIVINGSTON- Sheriff's deputies arrested a man accused of third offense DWI after a passenger in a car he was driving died as a result of injuries sustained in a crash on December 1st. Kerry Kendrick, 36, was booked on vehicular homicide, DWI, and reckless operation charges. He posted a... more »
  • Former reality show star takes "selfie" after arrest in Baton Rouge

    January 12, 2014 12:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A former reality TV star took a selfie after she was arrested for an alleged drunk driving crash in Baton Rouge. Officials say 34-year-old Jessica Kiper of Los Angeles crashed into the back of a stopped vehicle early Saturday morning. She was traveling east bound in... more »
  • Statewide DWI database moving forward Play Video

    January 9, 2014 2:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A policy board voted Thursday to move recommendations forward to legislators for a statewide DWI database. The Integrated Criminal Justice Information System (ICJIS) Policy Board added fingerprinting for all drivers arrested or issued summons for DWI, whether electronically or with ink and paper. Also, DNA will... more »
  • Board to discuss statewide DWI database

    January 9, 2014 10:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A policy board will meet today to review legislation establishing an impaired driver database. The database would would track an offenders' arrest to conviction. Currently laws are on the books calling for a statewide DWI database, but one does not exist in that fashion. The... 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 »
  • Speeding violation leads to underage DWI arrest

    November 12, 2013 3:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A driver stopped for speeding in Baton Rouge, leads to a more serious charge. State Police stopped 20 year-old Jordan Winding, while he was traveling eastbound on Staring Lane late Monday night. Winding then fled the scene, then stopped again on GSRI Avenue and took... more »
  • Apple says no to local DWI checkpoint app

    October 9, 2013 10:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Apple denied an attorney's attempt to push the locations of DWI checkpoints to people's smartphones. Jarrett Ambeau created the app that lists the locations of checkpoints where authorities are checking to see if people behind the wheel are intoxicated. Ambeau said the technology company said the app... more »
  • Injured Saints WR Morgan enters plea in DWI

    September 21, 2013 3:25 PM

    GRETNA, La. - Injured New Orleans Saints wide receiver Joe Morgan has pleaded not guilty to a first-offense DWI charge. The Times-Picayune reports (http://s.nola.com/A2XiDYm ) Morgan's attorney filed the plea Tuesday in 1st Parish Court in Metairie, according to Jefferson Parish court records. Morgan was arrested May 25 after Louisiana... 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 »
  • Technology helps drunk drivers avoid jail time Play Video

    August 21, 2013 10:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There's an app for that. A Baton Rouge lawyer says he's taking advantage of social media, by helping out drivers who enjoy an occasional drink. "I'm not there to argue with anyone," said Jarrett Ambeau of Ambeau Law Firm, LLC. "Or to change antibody's view.... more »
  • 22-year-old arrested for fourth-offense DWI

    August 4, 2013 3:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 22-year-old man was arrested Saturday for his fourth DWI offense. Joseph Seymore of Baton Rouge was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on counts of DWI, insurance required, driver's license suspended or revoked and vehicle registration required. 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 »
  • State investigated golf course after DWI deaths Play Video

    July 24, 2013 4:45 PM

    ZACHARY - State alcohol investigators looked into the Copper Mill golf course after seven people were killed in a drunken driving crash last year in Slaughter. Brett Gerald was golfing there on May 30, 2012, the same day he caused the deadly crash. The investigation conducted by the Office... 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 »
  • Ponchatoula man arrested on 3rd offense DWI

    July 15, 2013 11:31 AM

    HAMMOND - 28-year-old Thomas Lee Jernigan of Ponchatoula has been arrested on 3rd time DWI charges. Tangipahoa Parish deputies responded to a single vehicle crash early Sunday Morning on Pleasant Ridge Rd. in Hammond. Deputies say the vehicle was abandoned when they got there, but was registered to... more »
  • DWI charge against Miss. man in boat wreck

    July 11, 2013 4:29 PM

    AMITE - Louisiana wildlife agents have arrested a Mississippi man on charges accusing him of operating a boat while drunk and severely injuring a 6-year-old girl in a wreck on the Natalbany River near Killian. Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement spokesman Adam Einck says 40-year-old Anthony Domiono, of Vicksburg,... 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 »
  • Saints' Morgan says he's learned from DWI arrest

    June 6, 2013 2:34 PM

    METAIRIE- Saints wide receiver Joe Morgan says he understands he made a mistake when he was arrested for drunk driving. He says he's thankful that no one was hurt and that the Saints have given him a chance to prove he can learn from the experience. Speaking after Thursday's mini-camp... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • UPDATE: Troopers investigate overnight head-on collision

    March 22, 2013 1:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An overnight crash on Airline Hwy near the East Baton Rouge and Ascension Parish line left two injured. Troopers say a driver was traveling southbound in the northbound lane. Robert Teasley has been charged with vehicular negligent injuring, wreckless operation and 2nd offense DWI. Troopers... more »
  • Springfield mayor, police chief due in court

    March 21, 2013 11:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Springfield's mayor and police chief are scheduled to be in court to face charges they conspired to hide a woman's DWI citation, according to the state attorney general's office. A grand jury indicted Mayor Charles Martin and Police Chief James Jones on charges of obstruction of... more »
  • Baker man arrested for fourth-offense DWI Play Video

    March 18, 2013 6:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police were busy this St. Patrick's Day weekend, keeping the roads safe. At least 28 people were arrested for suspected DWI charges. One man, 50-year-old Clyde Payne of Baker was arrested on his fourth-offense DWI. His criminal history dates back to the 1990's, with his first... more »
  • Tears flow as convicted killer gets 70 years Play Video

    March 12, 2013 3:48 PM

    CLINTON - A man who killed seven people after a drunk driving crash in Slaughter last year won't get out of prison until he's a senior citizen. Brett Gerald, 30, was sentenced to 70 years in prison by Judge William Carmichael. At least 35 of those years must be... more »
  • Deputy recognized for DWI arrests

    March 12, 2013 12:59 PM

    LIVINGSTON - The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission recently recognized a Livingston Parish Sheriff's deputy's efforts stopping drunk drivers. The recognized Deputy Nick Locicero on March 5 for having the highest DWI arrest record, with 22 arrests of suspected drunk drivers. The safety commission provides grants to law enforcement... more »
  • Gerald sentenced to 70 years in prison for DWI deaths

    March 12, 2013 10:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The man convicted of killing seven people during a drunken crash in Slaughter received a decade in jail for each of their deaths today. A judge sentenced Brett Gerald to 70 years in prison, ten years for each count of vehicular homicide he faced, and pay... more »
  • Man booked for 4th DWI offense

    March 8, 2013 9:07 AM

    RACELAND - The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office has arrested a 32-year-old man for his fourth, driving while intoxicated offense. Sheriff Craig Webre says Shawn Rodrigue, of Gray, was booked into the parish jail in Thibodaux on the impaired driving charge as well as improper lane usage and failing to have... more »
  • Crash leads to arrest for Denham Springs man

    February 25, 2013 9:47 AM

    BAYOU VISTA - Deputies in St. Mary Parish arrested an accused drunk driver Sunday, after responding to a traffic accident. Authorities say 51-year-old Sameul Horseley rear-ended a vehicle while sitting at a light along Hwy. 90 near Southeast Blvd. Deputies later discovered an ice chest with an open... more »
  • Covington man arrested for second DWI

    February 15, 2013 9:11 AM

    GARDEN CITY, La. - Authorities in St. Mary Parish say a Covington man faces second offense DWI charges, after a deputy found him intoxicated in his vehicle. Sheriff Mark Hebert says the deputy spotted 56-year-old James Bourgeois sitting in a parking lot along Hwy. 182 just after midnight Friday.... 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 »
  • LSP: Truck driver in pileup may have been impaired

    January 29, 2013 10:58 AM

    GEISMAR - State Police arrested a truck driver they suspect to have been impaired when they were involved in a multi-vehicle wreck this morning in Ascension Parish. Troopers reopened La. 30 in Geismar after a six-vehicle pileup at 6:30 a.m. closed it for several hours. State Police said two... more »
  • Several arrests at sobriety checkpoint in Livingston Parish

    December 25, 2012 11:50 AM

    PORT VINCENT - Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office and several other agencies held a Sobriety checkpoint at Port Vincent at the intersection of Louisiana Highway 16 & Louisiana Highway 447 on Sunday evening. More than 600 vehicles passed though the checkpoint. The Sheriff's Office says more than 50 citations were... more »
  • Man booked on fourth DWI, facing vehicular homicide charge

    December 18, 2012 2:11 PM

    Baton Rouge- A Greenwell Springs man booked with a fourth DWI over the weekend also was accused in July of driving while intoxicated when his pickup crashed head-on into a car, killing the driver of the car, according to Parish Prison records. Matthew Harding, 31, was booked with fourth-offense... more »
  • NTSB recommends ignition locks for all DWI offenders Play Video

    December 11, 2012 6:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The National Transportation Safety Board recommends all states require ignition interlock devices for convicted drunk drivers, including first time offenders. In the last three years, over 1,500 first time offenders in East Baton Rouge have been stopped for drunk driving. The offense is an automatic misdemeanor,... 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 »
  • Addiction counselor charged with murder in DUI

    November 27, 2012 12:51 PM

    TORRANCE, Calif. - Los Angeles County prosecutors have filed murder and drunken-driving charges against a substance abuse counselor who allegedly struck a pedestrian and drove for more than two miles with the dying victim on the hood of her car. Fifty-one-year-old Sherri Wilkins is expected to be arraigned sometime Tuesday... more »
  • News 2 Investigates: DWI and Still Driving, Part 2 Play Video

    November 16, 2012 5:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Thousands of people with DWI's are still allowed to drive, even though law requires the suspension of an offender's license. Over the last two years, a News 2 investigation found more than 6,000 people were allowed to drive, even though they met criteria for license suspensions. Laws... more »
  • News 2 Investigates: DWI and Still Driving Play Video

    November 8, 2012 7:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Thousands of people arrested for driving while intoxicated each year, continue to drive on Louisiana roads. According to state law an offender's license shall be suspended at arrest, not conviction. But over the past two years, we found thousands of people slip through the cracks. News 2 found... more »
  • Smith upset with suspended linebacker Williams

    November 5, 2012 4:51 PM

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Arkansas coach John L. Smith says senior linebacker Terrell Williams, who was arrested hours after a win against Tulsa over the weekend, is suspended for this week's game at South Carolina. Smith says he is very upset with Williams, who is accused of driving while intoxicated.... more »
  • 33 people arrested for DWI on LSU game night Play Video

    November 5, 2012 3:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - At least 33 people were arrested for driving while intoxicated on Saturday. It happened at a checkpoint located in the 400 block of Ben Hur Road, near LSU's campus. Officers say 1,200 cars passed through the checkpoint. News 2 tracked down one of the people... more »
  • 33 people arrested for DWI during game weekend

    November 5, 2012 10:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Law enforcement arrested 33 people for allegedly driving while intoxicated, according to booking records obtained by The Advocate. The arrests came on a weekend when record crowds gathered around Tiger Stadium for the LSU vs. Alabama match up. We'll have more details about the DWI enforcement... more »
  • Gerald, attorney no-shows for discovery hearing Play Video

    October 9, 2012 5:11 PM

    CLINTON - The man accused of killing seven people in a drunk driving accident was a no-show in court today. Brett Gerald is accused of slamming head-on into a car in June, killing a family of six and a family friend riding with them. Investigators said he told them... more »
  • State Police: Driver in deadly crash was drunk

    October 4, 2012 1:26 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Louisiana State Police say a Gonzales man was driving drunk when he triggered a deadly crash in Prairieville last week. Ashton Claiborne, 29, was arrested Wednesday after test results showed he was drunk at the time of the crash. It happened Friday morning on Highway 73... more »
  • Residents want safer streets after hit-and-run death Play Video

    October 1, 2012 5:53 PM

    GARDERE - State Police arrested a man from Baton Rouge they said left a cyclist lying in the road after he hit her with his vehicle, then fled the scene. Investigators arrested Darby Griffin, 49, in suspicion of DWI, hit and run, driving with a suspended license, obstruction of... more »
  • DeQuincy man faces 4th DWI

    September 22, 2012 2:01 PM

    DEQUINCY - A 37-year-old man faces his fourth driving while intoxicated charge after he weaved along a highway and struck a mailbox. Louisiana State Police say Allen Shoemake of DeQuincy was arrested Friday after a Calcasieu Parish sheriff's deputy saw him driving and weaving on the La. Highway 23 before... more »
  • Prisoner who escaped in canoe back in custody

    August 24, 2012 12:44 PM

    HAMMOND - A trustee who escaped from custody in Tangipahoa Parish is back in jail. John Johnson, 36, was working at the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office vehicle maintenance shop in Amite at 10:00 p.m. last night. As a deputy was locking up the shop, Johnson disappeared. A search of... more »
  • 14-year-old boy arrested for drunked driving in SD

    August 20, 2012 12:46 PM

    MITCHELL, S.D. - South Dakota police say a 14-year-old boy who was driving drunk has been arrested, along with his father, who sat intoxicated in the passenger seat. The Daily Republic reported Saturday that the boy and his 49-year-old father were arrested shortly after midnight Aug. 5 on Interstate 90... more »
  • BRPD: Truck driver tested twice legal limit for alcohol

    August 13, 2012 11:01 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested the driver of an 18-wheeler involved in a dramatic wreck this weekend in Baton Rouge after they said he tested nearly twice the legal limit for alcohol content. Cpl. Tommy Stubbs said King McClanahan, 52, of Los Angeles failed a field sobriety test after... more »
  • Country star Randy Travis accused of DWI in Texas

    August 8, 2012 10:54 AM

    SHERMAN, Texas- Country singer Randy Travis has been charged with driving while intoxicated. The Grayson County Sheriff's Office says Travis was being jailed without bond Wednesday pending an appearance before a judge in Sherman, about 60 miles north of Dallas. Sgt. Rickey Wheeler says Travis also faces a charge of... more »
  • State Board meets to discuss DWI Tracking System Play Video

    August 7, 2012 5:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Integrated Criminal Justice Information System Board stopped short of discussing an impaired driver tracking system, even though it was clearly listed on the board's agenda today. The board made up of leaders from across the state hasn't met since 2004. The meeting started with an... more »
  • Local councilman arrested, accused of DWI Play Video

    July 23, 2012 5:43 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- Many residents in Denham Springs are angry with one of their city councilmen, who was arrested in suspicion of driving drunk this weekend. Councilman Christopher Davis was charged with DWI, hit and run and several other offenses. This is his first offense DWI. "Public figures they... 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 »
  • Denham Springs Councilman booked with DWI, Hit & Run

    July 22, 2012 5:11 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- Denham Springs Councilman Christopher Davis was arrested this morning for driving while intoxicated, hit and run, flight from an officer, careless operation, no proof of insurance and driving without a license. State Troopers said around 5:30am they responded to a hit and run call on Highway 16... more »
  • News 2 Investigates: Is a convicted killer getting special treatment? Play Video

    July 17, 2012 9:55 PM

    PORT ALLEN- A News 2 investigation found a woman convicted in a deadly drunk driving crash has a unique arrangement at the West Baton Rouge Parish Prison. Our cameras captured Victoria Gosserand walking around the prison grounds without handcuffs or shackles this month. The video was filmed less than... 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 »
  • Mayor and police chief of La. town indicted Play Video

    July 12, 2012 6:19 PM

    SPRINGFIELD - News traveled fast in the small town of Springfield after Mayor Charles Martin and Police Chief James Jones were formally indicted after allegedly reducing a DWI ticket to reckless operation. But residents told News 2 they still back the two men. "They good people," says Andy... more »
  • Officer accused of stealing phone from DWI suspect

    July 12, 2012 10:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police in Baton Rouge arrested one of their own after investigators said he stole an arrested man's cell phone. A Baton Rouge Police spokesperson said Officer Jake Chutsz, 27, was arrested last night for felony theft and malfeasance in office. Investigators said Chutsz took the... more »

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