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Traffic stop in Golden Meadow nets fourth-offense DWI and warrant arrest

Traffic stop in Golden Meadow nets fourth-offense DWI and warrant arrest

Travis Bruce, age 27, and Aaron Gisclair, age 40, both of Galliano, were arrested on September 16. Shortly after 10 p.m., patrol deputies initiated a traffic stop in the Golden Meadow area due to a violation.

Deputies made contact with the driver, later identified as Bruce, and while speaking to him, the passenger exited the vehicle and began to flee on foot. He was soon thereafter apprehended. Deputies identified him as Aaron Gisclair and learned he had an outstanding warrant for failure to pay child support.

Meanwhile, while speaking to the driver, Bruce, deputies detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage on the driver’s breath and conducted a field sobriety test. Bruce performed poorly on the test, and a Breathalyzer test later determined Bruce to have a blood alcohol content of .127g%. Deputies discovered three previous DWI offenses on Bruce’s record, as well as an open alcoholic beverage containers inside the vehicle.

Bruce was booked into the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux and charged with DWI (4th offense), open container inside vehicle and improper vehicle lighting. His bond has not yet been set.

Gisclair was booked on the outstanding contempt warrant and was also charged with resisting an officer. His bond was set at $100 on the resisting charge, but he was also ordered to serve 87 days in jail or pay $4,864 in child support.