Berwick Police Chief David Leonard reports the following arrest:
James G. Perry Jr., 34 years old, of Leona St. Morgan City, was arrested on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, at 10:30PM, on the following charges:
- DWI First Offense
- Flight From an Officer
- Speeding 52/30
- 16th JDC Warrant FTA for Driving Under Suspension
On August 25, 2021, at 9:57PM, officers observed a vehicle speeding 52mph in a 30mph zone on the Hwy 182 bridge and attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Hwy 90. The vehicle failed to stop and a brief pursuit ensued and the vehicle came to a stop in a business parking lot on Hwy 90 near Southeast Blvd. The driver was identified as Perry and officers noted that he exhibited signs of impairment on alcohol. Perry agreed to perform standardized field sobriety tests and he subsequently performed poorly on the tests. He was placed under arrest and transported to the Berwick Police Department where he provided a proper sample of .144g%BAC on the breath test. Perry was also found to have a warrant through the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office. He was booked into the Berwick Jail where he remains with no bond set.