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Mud boat sinks, operator charged with DWI


A Luling man, whose mud boat sunk in Bayou Des Allemands is now facing DWI charges.  Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division were notified  Monday, November 30th of boaters in distress.  Agents say 37 year old Leopold A. Larousse and two other people were standing on the bank, waving for help next a sunken mud boat. 

When WL&F agents showed up on the scene, they say they noticed Larousse showing signs of impairment.  Larousse, who reportedly was the operator of the boat was given both a field sobriety test and a breath alcohol test.  Agents say he failed both.  

Larousse was arrested for DWI and booked him into the St. Charles Parish Jail.   WL&F agents say more charges could be pending.  Larousse  faces up to $1,000 in fines and six months in jail.  WL&F agents say he could face  

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