Thibodaux Police

A Baker teen was arrested by the Thibodaux Police Department after he allegedly drove drunk into the city limits, while coming from Chackbay.

Friday night just before midnight, TPD was notified of a reckless driver coming into the city.

As officers responded to the area, the complainant advised that the subject operating the brown 2015 Chevy Traverse had committed multiple traffic violations, including traveling at high rates of speed, leaving the roadway and nearly causing several crashes before pulling into a parking lot of a business located in the 600 block of North Canal Boulevard.

Once in the area, authorities located the vehicle in question, at which time they observed the driver, a 17-year-old juvenile, urinating near the driver side door of the vehicle.

The juvenile denied the reckless driving allegations, but officers suspected that he was intoxicated.

He failed a series of Field Sobriety Tests, then was placed under arrest.

The juvenile provided a breath sample, and blew 0.107g% BAC, which is more than 5 times the legal limit for persons under the age of 21. It's also above the legal limit for persons over 21, as well.

The juvenile is charged with Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated (1st Offense), Headlamps for Motor Vehicles Required, Obscenity & Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle.

The juvenile was issued a Misdemeanor Summons for his violations and later released pending a court date.

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