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St. Charles Parish president offered a diversion program in his DUI case

Jefferson Parish D.A. offers St. Charles Parish President Larry Cochran opportunity to enter diversion program (Source: Kenner police) Jefferson Parish D.A. offers St. Charles Parish President Larry Cochran opportunity to enter diversion program (Source: Kenner police)
JEFFERSON PARISH, LA (WVUE) -

The Jefferson Parish District Attorney's office confirms it has offered St. Charles Parish President Larry Cochran the opportunity to enter its Adult Diversion Program.

The D.A.'s office says it is a voluntary alternative to criminal prosecution for first-time offenders accused of misdemeanors or non-violent felony crimes.

The offer follows Cochran's DUI arrest on September 2, 2016, in Kenner. Officers arrested Cochran around 1 a.m. after a witness called 911 to report a 2016 Chevy Tahoe with public licenses plates, driving erratically on Loyola Avenue.

Kenner Police Department revealed blood tests after Cochran's arrest found he had hydrocodone, oxycodone, and oxymorphone in his system.

We reached out to Cochran's attorney for comment, but we haven't heard back.

The Adult Diversion Program lasts six months, participants are subject to random drug/alcohol tests and they must meet with a D.W.I. victim.  The participant must also have an interlock device install on their car ignition for three months.

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