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Man arrested for DWI also had marijuana in his vehicle

Man arrested for DWI also had marijuana in his vehicle
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POSTED: Monday, September 10, 2012 - 7:30pm

UPDATED: Monday, September 10, 2012 - 7:34pm

Not using a turn signal landed a Thibodaux man behind bars for DWI and possession of marijuana.

The Thibodaux Police Department arrested Charles Jason Smith, 33, on Saturday, Sept. 8 at roughly 8:00 p.m. The officer first noticed that Smith allegedly failed to use his traffic signal. The officer then followed Smith and noticed “several” indicators that he was impaired.

The officer then conducted a traffic stop. At that point the officer issued a field sobriety test. Smith allegedly failed nearly half of the test. We’re told it was this point that he stopped cooperating with the officer.

The officer then conducted a search of Smith’s vehicle. Suspected marijuana was located.

Smith was arrested and transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center for booking. Smith had a BAC of .193g%.

He was charged with first offense DWI, No Turn Signal, No License Plate Light, and Possession of Marijuana.
 

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