Restaurant incident ends in DWI and felony charges

An incident at a local restaurant led to the arrest of a 26-year-old man on multiple charges.

On Friday, a TPSO sergeant was called to a disturbance at a restaurant in the 1600 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard.

While there, he learned that an intoxicated subject had left the establishment and entered a vehicle.

The suspect, identified as Taylor Pitre, 26, attempted to drive off and struck a light pole belonging to the business.

Pitre ignored an order by the deputy to stop and took off on the highway at a high rate of speed.

About a mile down the road, a TPSO K-9 unit made contact with the suspect. He was placed under arrest by a State Trooper on a DWI charge and booked into the Terrebonne Parish Criminal Justice Complex.

TPSO personnel continued to investigate and learned that the property damage done was in excess of $1,000.

They also learned that while at the restaurant, Pitre allegedly grabbed a 16-year-old girl and made a statement that was considered to be lewd and threatening.

After being booked on the DWI charge Pitre was booked additionally on charges of disturbing the peace by intoxication; hit and run; simple battery; felony criminal damage to property and also indecent behavior with a juvenile.