NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents arrested a Metairie man for allegedly driving under the influence (DUI) and drug possession in Orleans Parish on Jan. 11.
Agents received a complaint at approximately 12 p.m. about a person whom later was identified as George Girard, 31, appearing to be under the influence attempting to launch a boat at a public boat launch on Bayou Sauvage in Orleans Parish. Agents arrived shortly after Girard managed to launch and waited for a brief period before he returned to the launch.
Upon Girard's return to the launch, agents made contact and say they immediately observed Girard showing signs of impairment. After Girard consented to a search of his vessel and himself, agents told their superiors they found marijuana and a plastic baggy with a white powdery substance.
After failing the Standardized Field Sobriety Test, agents arrested Girard for DUI and possession of illegal drugs and booked him into the Orleans Parish Prison. The suspected illegal drugs were sent to the Louisiana State Police Crime lab for testing.
A DUI brings a $300 to $1,000 fine and 10 days to six months of jail. Possession of illegal drugs carries up to a $500 fine and six months in jail.
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