Five Suspects Arrested by Wildlife Agents in Louisiana Durin the First Week of June for DWI on the Water
Louisiana – Wildlife agents in Louisiana arrested five suspects during the first week of June for driving while intoxicated on the water.
On June 8th, 2023, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) reported that their Enforcement Division Agents had apprehended five suspects for the offense of driving or operating a vessel while intoxicated (DWI) during the first week of June.
These individuals had allegedly been operating a boat under the influence, a serious crime that carries severe repercussions.
- On June 1, agents arrested Kevin Stevens, 44, of Hammond, Louisiana for DWI on the Tangipahoa River in Tangipahoa Parish.
- On June 2, agents arrested Colby Troxclair, 28, of Pierre Part, Louisiana for DWI on the Atchafalaya River in St. Mary Parish.
- On June 3, agents arrested Michael L. Wingate, 40, of Sulphur, Louisiana for DWI on the Calcasieu Ship Channel in Calcasieu Parish.
- On June 4, agents arrested Barry L. Alleman, 59, of Livingston Parish, Louisiana for DWI on the Amite River in Livingston Parish.
- On June 4, agents arrested Tyler A. Zizza, 21, of Port Allen, Louisiana for DWI on the Tickfaw River in Livingston Parish.
In Louisiana, the penalties and fines for driving while intoxicated (DWI) on the water are the same as those for DWI on the road, including jail time, fines, and the loss of driving and boating privileges. If you are cited for a DWI on land or water, your driver’s license and boating operator privileges will be revoked for the duration ordered by the court. Any DWI offense, whether on the water or on the road, counts towards the total number of DWI convictions.
In Louisiana, a DWI is issued to anyone operating a moving vessel or vehicle while impaired. A first-time DWI offense carries a fine of $300 to $1,000 and up to six months in jail.
The fines and jail time for DWI on the water or on the road are severe. Therefore, it is essential to be aware of the implications of a DWI and take the necessary precautions.
An arrest is an indication that probable cause exists to believe the subject was involved in the offense alleged. All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty.