Arrested for DWI two times in less than 24 hours

Published 12:00 pm Tuesday, June 4, 2013

A Carriere woman was arrested in Slidell, La., twice in less than 24 hours for driving while intoxicated.

At 2:30 a.m. Saturday morning a Slidell police officer conducted a traffic stop of a 2002 Saturn that was swerving on Front Street.

The driver, Majorie Portier, 26, of Carriere, had just left a party and exhibited signs of being intoxicated, Detective Daniel Seuzeneau said in a press release.

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She was placed under arrest and submitted to a breath alcohol test. Portier’s blood alcohol content was over twice the legal limit of .08, Seuzeneau said in the press release. “Portier was charged with first offense driving while intoxicated and improper lane usage,” said in the press release.

“She was released on bond at 8:13 a.m. on Saturday,” Seuzeneau said by telephone on Monday. “Her bond amount was $1,750.”

Less than 24 hours later, at 1:50 a.m. on Sunday, a different Sliidell police officer stopped Portier because she was speeding on Gause Boulevard, swerving and made an improper turn.

“When the officer came into contact with Portier, she showed signs of being intoxicated,” Seuzeneau said in the release.

The officer was not aware of her arrest the night before and she pled with the officer to not to go to jail for the second night in a row.

“Portier was leaving a party at a bar,” Seuzeneau said in the release, “and she had a blood alcohol content over the legal limit.”

She was then arrested for second offense driving while intoxicated, speeding, improper lane usage and improper turning.

“At 10:15 a.m. (on Sunday) Portier was released on a bond of $2,500,” Seuzeneau said.

“Her license is not suspended until she goes to an administrative hearing,” he said on Monday. Seuzeneau said the hearing may result in her license being suspended. She could be issued a hardship license to allow her to drive to work, he said.

“She will be tried on the first offense, and then tried on the second offense,” Seuzeneau said. “The penalties are different for the first and second offense.”