Police: Man arrested on 10th DWI charge in Louisiana


RACELAND, La. (AP) — Louisiana State Police say a man has been arrested for driving while under the influence for the tenth time.

The Houma Courier reports 34-year-old Jessie Joseph III was charged with DWI, driving with a suspended license, speeding and having an open alcohol container.

Senior Trooper Jesse LaGrange says a trooper clocked Joseph going 89 mph in a 70 mph zone. LaGrange says the trooper performed a standard sobriety test and Joseph failed.

If convicted, Joseph could face up to 30 years in prison. It’s unclear whether Joseph has an attorney.

Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s spokesman Brennan Matherne told The Times-Picayune/ The New Orleans Advocate in 2015 that Joseph was arrested on his seventh DWI charge, his first in Lafourche Parish. Matherne said Joseph had six DWI charges in California.

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