Woman arrested on speeding warrant after car swerves
St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert reported the following arrests:
—Lakresha Cargo, 23, of the 100 block of Lily Street in Labadieville, was arrested at 8:44 p.m. Wednesday on a warrant from Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office for failure to appear on the charge of speeding. A deputy observed a vehicle swerving off the roadway and then into the oncoming lane of traffic on Lake Palourde Road in Amelia. The deputy conducted a traffic stop and made contact with the driver identified as Cargo. During the traffic stop, the deputy learned that Cargo held an active warrant from Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office. Cargo was taken to the parish jail and held. No bail is set.
—Diana Ackman, 66, of the 3100 block of Karen Drive in Morgan City, was arrested at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday on a warrant for issuing worthless checks. A deputy located Ackman at her residence on the warrant. She was released on a summons to appear in court on Nov. 6.
—Brittney Lowe, 31, of the 100 block of Clark Road in Bayou Vista, was arrested at 4:51 p.m. Wednesday on warrants for four counts of issuing worthless checks. A deputy made contact with Lowe at a residence on Second Street in Morgan City. Lowe was released on a summons to appear in court on Nov. 6.
—Raymond Soumeillan Jr., of the 600 block of Arenz Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 9:53 p.m. Wednesday on a warrant for a probation violation. A deputy assisting Berwick police with a complaint on Sixth Street made contact with Soumeillan who was wanted on the warrant. Soumeillan was taken to the parish jail and held. Bail is set at $2,500.
Berwick Police Chief James Richard reported no arrests.
Patterson Police Chief Patrick LaSalle reported no arrests.
Morgan City police to crack down on impaired driving
Morgan City Police officers will increase patrols and enforcement to combat impaired driving with a campaign beginning Friday and ending Sept. 2, a news release from Morgan City Police Chief Travis Crouch stated.
The Morgan City Police Department received a $5,000 grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and will participate in the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” safety campaign to combat impaired drivers and to help ensure the safety of the public on our roadways, Crouch said.