Thibodaux man charged with 4th D.W.I. after drunken lawn mower ride down Hwy 1

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Paul Hebert

THIBODAUX, LA – A Thibodaux man has been charged with driving while intoxicated for the fourth time after police pulled him over while he was drunkenly riding a lawn mower down the middle of a street.

Thibodaux Police Department officers spotted 36-year-old Paul Hebert riding a Craftsman Riding Lawn Mower down Highway 1 around 9:30 p.m. on July 23.

Hebert showed signs of impairment as soon as the officers got him to stop his lawn mower, according to Sheriff Bryan Zeringue.

After refusing to submit to a field sobriety test, Hebert became irate, resisting the officers physically while making death threats and threatening to have them fired.

The officers obtained a search warrant for a blood sample, but Hebert’s continued erratic behavior prevented the staff at the Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex from obtaining a sample, according to Zeringue.

Hebert was taken to a local hospital, where he was restrained by police while a blood sample was taken.

Hebert was arrested and charged with fourth offense D.W.I., and felony public intimidation and threats.

He is currently being held on a $21,000 bail, according to Zeringue.


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