Lafourche Woman Shows Up Drunk For Traffic Court
27-year-old Jessica Wood, of Larose received 150 days in jail when she appeared drunk in a Lafourche Parish court and argued with the judge.
Assistant District Attorney Ben Caillouet says Wood appeared Wednesday for an arraignment on traffic charges. She brought her two young children with her. Members of the court staff reported that Wood smelled of alcohol.
She has been held in contempt of court. The judge entered a not guilty plea on her behalf to the traffic charges.
Wood is charged with failure to secure registration, driving under suspension and no insurance. A pretrial hearing has been set for Nov. 12th.
The Department of Children & Family Services has taken custody of the children. District Attorney Cam Morvant will reportedly press child endangerment charges.