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Disturbance / Traffic Arrest - Wednesday, June 12, 2019

DATE:             WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 2019
TO:                  ALL MEDIA OUTLETS
FROM:            SHERIFF LELAND FALCON
SUBJECT:      DISTURBANCE TRAFFIC ARREST - JAMES T. ACOSTA, JR.

 

 

PIERRE PART Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reports the arrest of James T. Acosta, Jr., 50, of 126 Agnes Street, Pierre Part, LA, on Saturday evening.

 

Deputies were called to the Agnes Street area in reference to a male subject acting erratic and driving up and down the street.

 

Deputies located the vehicle and after stopping the same, a male driver was identified as James T. Acosta, Jr.

Deputies noted an odor of suspected marijuana emitting from the vehicle as well as an alcohol odor coming from the suspect.

 

After failing a series of sobriety test, James T. Acosta was placed under arrest.  During a routine search, a small quantity of suspected marijuana was seized.

 

Acosta was booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center on charges of:

 

            *Possession of Marijuana (3rd Offense Felony)

            *Driving While Intoxicated

            *Possession of Alcoholic Beverages Inside a Motor Vehicle

            *Expired Inspection Tag

            *Failure to Yield

 

Acosta was incarcerated in lieu of $15,000 bond.

 

 

For additional information concerning this News Release, contact Sheriff Leland Falcon or Public Information Officer, Lonny Cavalier at 985-369-7281.


 

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