Two DWI arrests were made during a parish-wide curfew for Hurricane Barry. Both drivers had a blood alcohol content more than twice the legal limit.
Shortly after 10 p.m. on Friday, July 12, deputies responded to a Raceland residence in reference to a domestic disturbance. When deputies arrive they learned Coby Schexnider, 34, of Raceland, had struck his girlfriend several times and then left the residence.
Deputies then began searching the area and located Schexnider traveling on LA 1 a short distance from the residence. He was found to be speeding, and deputies conducted a traffic stop.
Schexnider refused to submit to a field sobriety test, but a breathalyzer test showed him to have a blood alcohol level of .172%. He was arrested and booked into the Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex. He was charged with DWI, Domestic Abuse Battery, and Speeding. He was released after posting $3,100 bail.
Then at around 10:20 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, deputies and a Golden Meadow Police officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle being driven by Roland Lafont Jr., 49, of Golden Meadow.
Lafont was found to have an odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath. He refused to submit to a field sobriety test, but a breathalyzer test showed him to have a blood alcohol level of .182%. Upon reviewing his criminal history, deputies found Lafont had prior DWI arrests in 2016 and 2018.
He was arrested and booked into the Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex. He was charged with DWI (3rd Offense). Bail is set at $15,000.
Sheriff Webre thanked the residents for their cooperation during the threat of Hurricane Barry.
“Outside of these isolated incidents, our residents were cooperative and heeded the curfew,” said Sheriff Webre. “I am very appreciative because it freed up our deputies to locate downed tree limbs and power poles and assist in removing those from the highways. I applaud our residents for their attentiveness to emergency information and for helping us to ensure the safety of the parish during this storm.”
Posted on Tue, July 16, 2019
by The Lafourche Gazette