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Pierre Part Woman Sentenced after Pleading Guilty to DWI 4th Offense

           On February 19, 2019, Tammy Wilson of Pierre Part, LA., age 47, pled guilty to DWI 4th Offense. Wilson was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Thomas Daigle, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Thomas Kliebert. This guilty plea was the result of a plea agreement with prosecutors following a 2018 arrest.

           On May 31, 2018, an Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Deputy on patrol in the Pierre Part area observed a vehicle traveling on Hwy 70 swerving in and out of its lane of travel. The deputy initiated a traffic stop and made contact with the driver of the vehicle who was identified as Tammy Wilson. The deputy observed Wilson to be unbalanced and had slurred speech as well as glassy eyes. Wilson submitted to a series of Standardized Field of Sobriety Tests which she did poorly on. During a search of Wilson’s person and her vehicle, deputies located several marijuana cigarettes and a quantity of prescription pills. Wilson was transported to the Assumption Parish Detention Center where she was advised of her rights regarding chemical testing. Deputies obtained a search warrant for a blood draw from Wilson. Wilson was transported to an area hospital where blood samples were taken. The blood samples were submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for testing. A series of chemical testing indicated that Wilson was under the influence of a variety of controlled substances. Wilson was subsequently transported back to the detention center where she was booked accordingly.

           Upon entering a guilty plea to the above-mentioned charge, as per the plea agreement with prosecutors, Wilson was sentenced to 10 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served. It was ordered that 7 years of the sentence are to be served with at least 2 years being without benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence. The remaining 3 years are to be suspended. Upon release from incarceration, Wilson is to be placed on 3 years supervised probation.