Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries arrested a Luling man on Monday for allegedly driving a boat while intoxicated in Bayou Des Allemands, according to a press release.
Leopold A. Larousse, 37, was cited for DWI and booked into the St. Charles Parish Jail in connection with the incident, which happened Monday morning about 6 a.m., the release states.
Agents were notified about three people standing on the bank of Bayou Des Allemands next to their sunken mud boat waving for help. When they arrived, agents observed the operator, Larousse, showing signs of impairment, the release states.
He allegedly failed both the field sobriety and breath-alcohol tests, and was arrested for DWI, according to the release.
DWI brings a $300 to $1,000 fine, and up to six months in jail. Further boating safety citations could be pending for Larousse, the release states.