published Thursday, August 8th, 2013

Woman accused of being drunk in Louisiana court

THIBODAUX, La. — Officials say a 27-year-old woman received 150 days in jail when she appeared drunk in a Lafourche Parish court and argued with the judge.

Assistant District Attorney Ben Caillouet said the court staff could smell alcohol.

The Courier reports (Jessica Wood, of Larose, appeared in court Wednesday for an arraignment on traffic charges and had brought her two young children with her.

The judge held Wood in contempt of court and entered a not guilty plea on her behalf to the traffic charges.

A pretrial hearing on the traffic charges of failure to secure registration, driving under suspension and no insurance was set for Nov. 12.

The Department of Children & Family Services took custody of the children.

District Attorney Cam Morvant said he is looking into pressing child endangerment charges.

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