Lake Charles, LA- A Louisiana woman is facing multiple charges including DWI and child endangerment after she was stopped and arrested Monday.
WBRZ reports that police Ascension Parish charged a 32-yearold woman with her fourth DWI after they were called to a St. Amant residence over a domestic disturbance. When police arrived, they saw the woman put her child in her car, failing to restrain the toddler and attempted to drive away from the scene. Police were able to stop her and charged her DWI-fourth offense and child endangerment.
WBRZ reports that the woman’s blood alcohol concentration was four times the legal limit. The TV-station also reports that she was arrested for DWI on February 1st. She was arrested for DWI, child endangerment, and hit-and-run in July.
Just a couple of days prior to Monday’s incident, police responded to a domestic disturbance at the same residence and found the same woman passed out behind the wheel of her car with it in gear. Neighbors told police her child was initially in the car, but they took the child out before
This woman will soon learn that Louisiana has pretty tough DWI laws. WalletHub ranks Louisiana as the 14th toughest state on drunken drivers and offenders face severe penalties if any aggravating circumstances applied at the time of their arrest. Aggravating circumstances include driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .15 or higher; driving with a minor under the age of 16; prior DWI arrests and causing a fatal or injurious accident. The woman involved in this arrest can tick off, at least, three of those aggravating circumstances.
Jail penalties associated with an aggravated DWI can be anywhere from a few hours in jail up to 30 years, depending on the circumstances surrounding an arrest. If you are convicted of a DWI in Louisiana, you will also have your license revoked, pay thousands in fines and will be required to install an ignition interlock device in your vehicle. Those are just a few of the legal consequences and doesn’t account for the hardship losing your license could present.
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