LAFOURCHE PARISH, LA (WVUE) - Lafourche Parish sheriff's deputies arrested two men in separate incidents and charged them both with a fifth offense DWI. The arrests happened within two hours of each other.
Danny Fonseca, 33, of Lockport, and Markeith Folse, 36, of Raceland were arrested Thursday morning.
Deputies stopped Fonseca around 3:15 a.m. on Milli Street in Raceland because a light on his vehicle was not working. Officers detected alcohol on Fonesca. They asked to search his vehicle and found a syringe under the front seat. Deputies said Fonseca admitted to using heroin before the traffic stop.
Fonseca performed poorly on a field sobriety test and a breath test showed him to have an alcohol level of .064%. Officers also asked Fonseca to submit to a urinalysis. The results of that test are pending.
Deputies booked Fonseca into the Lafourche Parish Detention Center with his fifth DWI. He is being held on a $30,100 bond.
Around 5 a.m., deputies saw a vehicle swerving in and out of a lane on St. Louis Street. After stopping Folse, deputies immediately noticed an alcohol odor on his breath.
Folse was given a field sobriety test and a breath test that showed he had a blood alcohol level of .209%. Folse had four DWI arrests dating back to 1997. Due to the length of time between arrests, he was officially charged with DWI second offense and improper lane usage. He was arrested and posted bond early Friday morning.