Louisiana Man Arrested by Wildlife Agents For Alleged DWI, Drug Crimes, and Wildlife Infractions
St. Martin Parish, Louisiana – A Louisiana man was arrested by Wildlife Agents for alleged DWI, drug crimes, and wildlife infractions.
On April 18, 2023, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) reported that enforcement agents arrested a Gramercy, Louisiana man for allegedly operating or driving a vessel while impaired (DWI) on April 7 in St. Martin Parish.
Bobby McClung, 60, of Gramercy, Louisiana, was arrested for alleged DWI on the water, marijuana possession, taking commercial fish without a commercial fishing license or commercial gear license, and failing to comply with engine cutoff switch requirements.
Agents were patrolling the Atchafalaya Basin when they came upon McClung, who was commercially fishing for crawfish. Agents noted McClung was holding the vessel’s kill switch lanyard in his hand, had marijuana in the vessel, and did not have the necessary licenses for commercial crawfish harvesting.
Agents reportedly detected McClung’s impairment and escorted him back to the Belle River Public Boat Launch for a field sobriety test, which he failed.
McClung was booked into the St. Martin Parish Jail by agents. Six sacks of crawfish were confiscated and returned to the water alive by agents.
Possession of marijuana is punishable by a $500 fine and up to six months in jail. DWI carries a fine of $300 to $1,000 and up to six months in jail. Taking commercial fish without a commercial fishing license or commercial gear license is punishable by a $250 to $500 fine and up to 90 days in jail. Failure to follow engine cutoff switch restrictions might result in a $50 fine.
Corporal Brent Hebert and Lt. Scott Dupre are the agents involved in the case.
An arrest is an indication that probable cause exists to believe the subject was involved in the offense alleged. A person is presumed innocent until proven guilty.