Deputies Arrest Two Men, Each Facing Their Fifth DWI Charge

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced details of two men arrested for DWI for the fifth time each. Danny Fonseca (33, W/M) of Lockport was arrested for his fifth DWI offense early Thursday morning, and Markeith Folse (36, B/M) of Raceland was arrested less than two hours later after he was found driving impaired and under suspension from a previous DWI charge.
 
At around 3:15 a.m. Thursday morning, deputies traveling along Milli Street in Raceland initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle due to improper lighting. Deputies made contact with the driver and identified him as Danny Fonseca. Deputies detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from Fonseca. Upon asking if there were any illegal items in the vehicle, Fonseca said there was not and consented to a voluntary search. Deputies located a used syringe under the front seat, and through investigation, they learned Fonseca had allegedly used heroin prior to the traffic stop. Fonseca performed poorly on a field sobriety test, and a breathalyzer test showed him to have a blood alcohol level of .064g%. Due to suspecting Fonseca to be under the influence of illegal drugs, deputies also asked Fonseca to submit to a urinalysis. He complied with the test, and the results are pending at the State Police Crime Lab in Baton Rouge. A check of Fonseca’s criminal history revealed he had previously been convicted of a fourth DWI offense. He was therefore booked into the Lafourche Parish Detention Center with DWI (5th Offense) as well as improper vehicle lighting (R.S. 32:304c). He is currently being held in lieu of $30,100 bond as set by Judge F. Hugh Larose.
 
Then at around 5 a.m., deputies patrolling St. Louis Street observed a vehicle swerving in and out of the lane of travel and initiated a traffic stop. Upon making contact with the driver, identified as Markeith Folse, deputies immediately detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath. Deputies also learned Folse’s license was currently suspended due to a previous DWI charge. Folse performed poorly on a field sobriety test, and a breathalyzer test showed him to have a blood alcohol level of .209g%. A review of his criminal history showed four previous DWI arrests dating back to 1997 with the most recent occurring in 2013. Due to the length of time between the arrests, per Louisiana R.S. 14:98, Folse was officially charged with DWI 2nd Offense as well as improper lane usage. He booked into the Detention Center and was subsequently released early Friday morning after posting $2,100 bond as set by Judge Larose. 

Deputies Arrest Two Men, Each Facing Their Fifth DWI Charge

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