Hammond Man Sentenced to 12 years for DWI 4th Offense

          On March 13, 2017, Dylan Hart of 44090 Millie Rd. Hammond, LA., age 55, pled guilty to the charge of DWI 4th Offense. Hart was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Phil Maples, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Thomas Kliebert. Sentencing was deferred pending a Pre-Sentence Investigation. 

          On July 31, 2015, troopers with Louisiana State Police were dispatched to a minor two vehicle crash with no injuries near the intersection of LA 70 and LA 3120 in Ascension Parish. During the course of the crash investigation, troopers detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from Hart’s person, who was the driver held at fault for the crash. Hart submitted to Standardized Field Sobriety Tests which he failed. Heart was subsequently placed under arrest and transported to the Ascension Parish Detention Center where he voluntarily submitted to chemical breath testing which yielded a breath sample of .160g%, which is twice the legal limit of .08g%. 

          On June 26, 2017, Hart appeared before Judge Kliebert for sentencing. Judge Kliebert ordered that Hart be committed to the Louisiana Department of Corrections for a period of  12 years at hard labor with credit for time served. The imposed sentence is to be served without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence. It should be noted that this sentence is to run consecutive to an 8 year sentence that Hart is already serving for a prior DWI offense in Tangipahoa Parish.