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  • Small town chief must resign after plea deal over DWI scheme check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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' check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Mayor, police chief want audio tapes thrown out check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 2, 2014 6:17 PM

    LIVINGSTON - The longtime mayor and police chief of Springfield went to court Thursday facing felony charges for allegedly covering up a DWI arrest. The pair is accused of reducing charges of an April 2011 DWI to reckless operation. Both were arrested three years ago and face charges of... more »
  • McAllister chief of staff booked with DWI

    September 19, 2014 5:26 AM

    MONROE - U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister says his chief of staff is on temporary leave after being booked with drunken driving. The Swartz Republican says Adam Terry told him Saturday that he'd been arrested Friday in Richland Parish. The News-Star says Terry declined to comment. KNOE-TV reports that Terry's bond... more »
  • Celebrity chef Todd English charged with DWI in NY

    August 31, 2014 6:38 PM

    SOUTHAMPTON, NY - Celebrity chef Todd English has been arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated in New York. Police in Southampton say the 54-year-old English was arrested at around 3:30 a.m. Sunday on a county road on Long Island. Authorities say he posted $1,500 bail at Southampton Town... more »
  • Police identify officer who shot DWI suspect check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 31, 2014 10:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police released the name of the officer Monday who shot a suspected drunk driver after he resisted arrest early Sunday morning. BRPD identified the officer as Matthew Jackson, a five year veteran of the Baton Rouge force. Jackson has been placed on paid administrative leave as... more »
  • Man accused of 4th offense DWI arrested

    August 8, 2014 1:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said they arrested a man accused of his fourth DWI Wednesday night after he informed deputies that he was "too drunk" to pass sobriety tests. Andrew Ellisor, 23, of Central was arrested around 9:30 p.m. on Aug. 6 after a member of the Delta... more »
  • Springfield DWI cover-up hearing pushed back again check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 6, 2014 4:48 PM

    SPRINGFIELD - Wednesday a judge signed a continuance to push back a hearing for two leaders of a small town in Livingston Parish after they were accused of covering up a DWI arrest three years ago. The long-time mayor of Springfield and the chief of police were arrested and... more »
  • New Orleans officer arrested, suspended for DWI

    August 5, 2014 4:59 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans police officer has been placed on emergency suspension without pay after a weekend arrest for driving while intoxicated. The department, in a news release Tuesday, said 26-year-old Officer David Aranda was placed on emergency suspension pending the outcome of the criminal investigation. Authorities say... more »
  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »

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