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Theft investigation leads to Raceland man's third DWI offense

Theft investigation leads to Raceland man's third DWI offense

The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office reported that Ricky Rond, 55, of Raceland was arrested on Saturday, September 5.

At around 8 p.m. on Saturday, a manager of a Raceland department store made contact with deputies about a male subject having just drove away with several bags of soil without paying for them. Deputies located the vehicle on LA Highway 1 just north of the store property and initiated a traffic stop. Deputies identified the driver as Rond who admitted to stealing the bags of soil.

Deputies also detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath and conducted a field sobriety test. Rond performed poorly on the test, and did not complete it. A Breathalyzer test later showed Rond to have a blood alcohol level of .296g%. Deputies also located an open container of alcohol inside Rond's vehicle and learned he was driving under suspension.

He was arrested and transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux where he was booked with DWI (3rd offense), theft of goods, possession of alcoholic beverages in motor vehicles, and driving under suspension, and his bond was set at $51,600.