Union Parish Man Arrested For Fifth DWI

Release Date: 09/09/2011

 

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents arrested a Union Parish man for allegedly his fifth driving while intoxicated (DWI) offense on Sept. 6 on the Russell Sage Wildlife Management Area (WMA).

Agents arrested Jerry R. McAdams, 51, of Downsville, for his fifth DWI offense and also cited him for driving without a valid license and violating WMA rules and regulations.

Agents stopped McAdams in his vehicle to inquire about his self-clearing permit when they noticed that McAdams appeared to be intoxicated.  Agents then discovered that McAdams did not possess a current driver’s license, or check in to use the WMA and was on probation for his fourth DWI offense.

Agents arrested and transported McAdams to the Ouachita Parish Correctional Center where he submitted a breath sample.  The results showed McAdams to have a blood alcohol content above the legal limit of .08.

A fourth DWI offense or any subsequent conviction is a felony punishable by imprisonment between 10 and 30 years and up to a $5,000 fine.  Failing to abide by WMA rules and regulations brings a fine up to $350, or up to 60 days in jail, or both plus court cost.  Operating a vehicle without a valid driver’s license is a fine up to $175, and up to 30 days in jail, or both plus court cost.

Agents involved in the case are Senior Agent Scott Jeansonne and Lt. Rick Owens.

For more information, contact Adam Einck at aeinck@wlf.la.gov.