Police: Houma man arrested for 5th DWI

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Posted on September 10, 2013 at 12:59 PM

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A Houma man was arrested for his fifth DWI and disregarding court orders to use specific equipment to prevent him from driving drunk, Thibodaux police said.

Justin Paul Deharte, 39, of 115 Crestwood Drive, was seen riding a motorcycle the wrong way through the traffic island on Canal Boulevard near East 7 Street in Thibodaux. Deharte immediately told the officer who pulled him over that he had defecated himself and was on his way home, said police.

Deharte admitted to the officer that he’d had six beers and failed every field sobriety test the officer had him perform, said police.

Officers learned that Deharte had four previous DWI arrests and a judge’s order for him to have an ignition interlock device installed on his vehicle. An ignition interlock device forces drivers to blow into a machine that determines that there is no alcohol in their bloodstream before they can start their engine.

Deharte’s motorcycle did not have the device installed.

Deharte is charged with felony DWI fourth and subsequent offenses, ignition interlock devices; probation for DWI offenders, and one way roadways and rotary traffic islands.

Deharte is being held in the Lafourche Parish jail on a $125,050 bond.

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