Police: Man booked on 3rd DWI after vehicle found stopped in road

Staff Report

A 22-year-old Pierre Part man was charged with third offense DWI after Morgan City police responded to a report of a vehicle stopped in the middle of the roadway with the driver sleeping, Police Chief James Blair said in a news release.
—Tyler M. Daigle, 22, of Agnes Street in Pierre Part, was arrested at 5:25 a.m. Saturday on the charges of obstructing a public roadway, DWI third offense, possession of marijuana and possession of an open container of alcohol in a vehicle.
An officer responded to the intersection of Brashear and Federal avenues in regard to a vehicle stopped in the roadway, and the driver appeared to be asleep.
The officer arrived and located the vehicle and observed that the driver, Daigle, appeared to be sleeping. Daigle was suspected to have been drinking and was believed to be intoxicated.
Daigle’s behavior made police suspicious that he may be involved in illegal drug activity. The officer searched the vehicle and located suspected marijuana along with an open container of alcohol. Daigle was taken to the police department for further chemical testing, which allegedly Daigle refused. Daigle was jailed.
Blair reported the following arrests:
—Austin D. Thomassie, 19, of Gaudet Drive in Marrero, was arrested at 9:53 a.m. Friday on warrants for failure to appear on the charge of simple burglary and resisting an officer.
Thomassie was transported from the Patter-son Police Department to the Morgan City Police Department on warrants. Thomassie was jailed.
—Eric Salas, 28, of Singletary Drive in Edinburg, Texas, was arrested at 4:18 p.m. Friday on the charges of stop sign violation and no driver’s license.
A patrolling officer observed a vehicle fail to stop for a stop sign and stopped the vehicle. The driver, Salas, did not have a valid driver’s license. Salas was jailed.
—Anna Sauseda, 33, of Clements Street in Patterson, was arrested at 7:53 a.m. Saturday on a warrant charging her with contempt of court
Sauseda was trans-ported from the Berwick Police Department to the Morgan City Police Department on a city court warrant. Sauseda was jailed.
—Nathaniel Rollins, 20, of Brashear Avenue in Morgan City, was arrested at 7:53 a.m. Saturday on warrants charging him with entering or remaining in places after forbidden and criminal damage to property.
Rollins was transport-ed from the Berwick Police Department to the Morgan City Police Department on warrants. The warrants stem from an investigation of an incident reported Feb. 25. Rollins was jailed.
—Ernest S. Oneal, 35, of Railroad Avenue in Morgan City, was arrested at 10:45 p.m. Saturday on the charges of illegal carrying of a weapon, violation of a firearm free zone and disturbing the peace intoxicated.
Officers responded to the area of Federal and Brashear avenues in regard to a report of a person carrying a gun. Police arrived and locat-ed Oneal, who was allegedly irate toward officers. Oneal reached into his waistband, pulled out a handgun and placed it on the ground.
Oneal was suspected to have been drinking and was believed to be intoxicated. The location of the incident was within the area of a firearm free zone. Oneal was jailed.
—Devante Frank, 24, of Aucoin Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 7:55 a.m. Sunday on warrants for failure to appear on the charges of driving under suspension, simple battery and criminal damage to property.
Officers located Frank near the intersection of Third and Everett streets and arrested him on city court warrants. Frank was jailed.
—Robert D. Duplein Jr., 27, of Hamburg, was arrested at 10:54 a.m. Sunday on the charges of window tint violation and driving under suspension.
A patrolling officer observed a vehicle traveling in the area of La. 70 near Veterans Boulevard with window tint, which appeared to be darker than the state limit of 40 percent and stopped the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Duplein.
The window registered a reading of 1 percent tint, and Duplein had a suspended driver’s license. Duplein was jailed.
—Christian R. Quarles, 28, of La. 171 in DeRidder, was arrested at 10:53 p.m. Sunday on the charges of possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, violation of uniform controlled dangerous substance laws, driving under suspension and improper lighting.
A patrolling officer observed a vehicle in the area of Seventh Street near Marguerite Street with improper LED lights and stopped the vehicle. The driver, Quarles, had a suspend-ed driver’s license. Quarles’ behavior made officers suspicious that he may be involved in illegal drug activity.
The officer searched the vehicle and located suspected marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The location of the incident was within the area of a drug free zone in violation of uniform controlled dangerous substance laws. Quarles was jailed.
—Daniel Aucoin, 51, of Roselawn Drive in Morgan City, was arrested at 10:35 p.m. Sunday on the charges of improper lane usage and DWI.
An officer responded to the area of La. 182 near La. 70 in regard to a report of a vehicle being operated in a reckless manner. The officer arrived, located a vehicle matching the description, and observed the vehicle traveling out of its designated lane of travel.
A traffic stop was conducted and the driver identified as Aucoin, who was suspected to have been drinking and was believed to be intoxicated. Aucoin was transported to the Morgan City jail for further chemical testing where he submitted to the Intoxilyzer 5000, yielding a blood alcohol concentration of 0.126 grams-percent. Aucoin was jailed.
St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert reported responding to 106 complaints in the parish and reported the following arrests in east St. Mary Parish:
—Jennifer McGovney, 42, of Mars Road in Bayou Vista, was arrested at 3:09 p.m. Saturday on the charge of disturbing the peace.
A deputy responded to a report of a disturbance at a residence on Columbus Avenue in Bayou Vista and learned that a woman was causing a disturbance in the neighborhood by yelling from inside a vehicle while driving down the street.
The deputy identified the woman as McGovney and located her at her home. McGovney admitted that she was yelling at another woman as she drove down the street. McGovney was released on a summons to appear in court June 13.
—Christopher Percle, 18, of Clements Lane in Bayou Vista, was arrest-ed at 9:47 a.m. Sunday on the charge of theft of goods. A deputy responded to a report of shoplifting at a store in Bayou Vista. The deputy spoke with an off-duty Morgan City police officer who observed a man conceal-ing video games in his pants and confronted him. The suspect was identified as Percle.
The deputy spoke with Percle and discovered that he concealed the video games with intent to leave the store without paying for the items. Percle was released on a summons to appear in court June 13.
—Moises V. Santana, 44, of Arlington Street in Bayou Vista, was arrested at 9:47 a.m. Sunday on the charges of no motor vehicle insurance and no driver’s license.
A deputy observed a vehicle parked on the side of U.S. 90 near Amelia and stopped to assist the motorist. The deputy observed that the vehicle had a flat tire. While speaking with the driver, Santana, the deputy found that he was operating the vehicle without a driver’s license and without insurance. Santana was released on a summons to appear in court June 13.
—Billy Kugler Jr., 34, of S. Woodcrest Avenue in Denham Springs, was arrested at 11:02 a.m. Sunday on the charges of proper equipment required, expired motor vehicle inspection, and driving with a suspended license.
A deputy traveling on U.S. 90 observed a vehicle with a large crack in the windshield obstructing the driver’s view. The deputy conducted a traffic stop in Bayou Vista and spoke with the driver, Kugler, about the reason for the stop.
The deputy then ob-served that the vehicle inspection was expired and later found that Kugler was operating the vehicle with a suspended license. Kugler was released on a summons to appear in court June 13.
—Sonnie A. Authement, 19, of Saturn Road in Bayou Vista, was arrested at 9:44 p.m. Sunday on a warrant from St. Louis County, Missouri, charging her with possession of heroin.
A deputy conducting a traffic stop on U.S. 90 in Berwick identified a passenger in the vehicle as Authement and located the active warrant for her arrest. Authement was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set.
—Trevor Martin, 19, of Southwest I Avenue in Lawton, Oklahoma, was arrested at 6:41 p.m. Friday on the charge of possession of marijuana.
The K-9 Unit detective conducted a traffic stop on U.S. 90 in Patterson and spoke with Martin, who was a passenger in the vehicle. The detective discovered that Martin had two marijuana cigarettes in his pocket. Martin was released on a summons to appear in court June 13.
Patterson Police Chief Patrick LaSalle reported the following arrests:
—Phi Duval, 29, of Vivian Street in Bayou L’Ourse, was arrested at 2:27 p.m. Friday on the charge of theft by shoplifting. Duval posted $337 re-cognizance bail.
—Carmel Triggs Jr., 35, of Tall Timbers Drive in Patterson, was arrested at 7:39 p.m. Friday on St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office warrants for failure to register as a sex offender and failure to pay annual fees. No bail is set yet.
—Ivory L. Fine, 28, of Pine Bayou Circle in Monroe, was arrested at 4:14 p.m. Saturday on the charge of simple battery. Fine posted $319 bail.
Berwick Police Chief James Richard reported the following arrests:
—Frankie Harris, 49, of Murphy Street in Patterson, was arrested at 1:52 a.m. Saturday on the charges of license plate light required and DWI first offense. Harris posted $2,750 bail.
—Nathaniel Rollins, 20, of Diane Lane in Patterson, was arrested at 5:37 a.m. Saturday on Morgan City police warrants charging him with remaining where forbidden and simple criminal damage to property. Rollins was transferred to the Morgan City jail.
—Anna Sauseda, 33, of Clements Street in Patterson, was arrested at 5:43 a.m. Saturday on Morgan City police warrants charging her with contempt of court and failure to appear for juvenile court. Sauseda was transferred to the Morgan City jail.
—Megan Hatcherson, 28, of Sanders Street in Franklin, was arrested at 2:19 a.m. Monday on the charges of license plate light required and possession of marijuana. Hatcherson posted $2,250 bail.

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