Berwick Police Chief David Leonard reports the following arrests:
John Christenson W/M 50 yoa. of Edna St. Morgan City was arrested on Monday January 13, 2020 at 7:50 p.m. for:
- OPERATING A VEHICLE WHILE INTOXICATED 3RD OFFENSE
- DRIVING UNDER SUSPENSION
- EXPIRED LICENSE PLATE
- NO INSURANCE
On Monday January 13, 2020 at approx. 7:35 p.m. Officers with the Berwick Police Dept. were dispatched to the area of Canton St. for a vehicle that was observed driving with construction barricades underneath the vehicle. Officers arrived in the area and located heavily damaged barricades on the side of the roadway and also vehicle fluid all over them. Witnesses gave a description of the vehicle and also stated that the vehicle was parked at a local business on First St. Officers located the suspect vehicle with heavy damage and also located the suspect standing outside of the business. Upon making contact, Officers identified the driver as John Christenson. Christenson admitted to driving the vehicle and also admitted to striking something on the bridge. Christenson showed signs of impairment and submitted to a Field Sobriety test which he did poorly on. He was placed under arrest and transported to Berwick Jail where he submitted to the states breath test with the results of .085g%. He was booked into the Berwick Jail on the charges with no bond set at this time.