Woman rearrested for calling LA State Police Crime Lab to destroy evidence
POSTED: Friday, April 25, 2014 - 8:36am
UPDATED: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 3:12pm
BATON ROUGE (NBC33) — Louisiana State Police arrested Jana Pourciau, 23, after she called the State Police Crime Lab posing as an official with the 18th Judicial District Court and tried to get her toxicology evidence destroyed.
Pourciau was initially arrested on Saturday, April 12, after she wrecked her car in Pointe Coupee Parish. Troopers determined that her vehicle crashed into a fence at an elementary school and flipped over.
Investigators suspected that Pourciau was impaired at the time of the crash, and issued her a summons for First Offense DWI, Careless operation, and No seatbelt.
Pourciau was then taken to the hospital, where medical personnel treated her for injuries and took a toxicology sample.
On April 22, Pourciau called the LA State Police Crime Lab using her cell phone. She gave a fake name and said she worked for the 18th JDC. She told crime lab employees that the blood evidence from her crash could be destroyed “because the case had been dismissed and was not going to be prosecuted.” Pourciau also sent an email from her personal email account to the Crime Lab with the same message.
After learning about the phone call and email, detectives interviewed Pourciau, and she admitted to calling and emailing the Crime Lab to have the evidence from her crash destroyed.
Police arrested Pourciau for False personation and Forgery. She was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.