Houma Man Sentenced to Jail Following 3rd Offense DWI in Assumption Parish

          On September 10, 2018, Michael Maples of 15204 Houma Highlands Ct. Houma, LA., age 30, pled guilty to DWI 3rd Offense. Maples was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Lana Chaney, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Tess Stromberg. Sentencing was deferred to a later date pending a Pre-Sentence Investigation. 

          On January 28, 2017, deputies with the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic on a vehicle while investigating a fight that occurred. Upon making contact with the driver of the vehicle, Michael Maples, deputies observed Maples to be intoxicated. A nearby Louisiana State Police Trooper arrived on scene and conducted a DWI investigation. The trooper detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from Maples’ person. Maples agreed to submit to Standardized Field of Sobriety Tests which he did poorly on. Maples was transported to the Assumption Parish Detention Center where he submitted to a chemical breath test. Maples blood alcohol concentration registered at .186g%. Maples was subsequently booked accordingly. 

          On December 10, 2018, Maples appeared before Judge Stromberg for sentencing. Judge Stromberg ordered that Maples be committed to the Louisiana Department of Corrections for a period of 3 years with credit for time served. It was ordered that 1 year of the said sentence is to be suspended and the defendant is to pay a fine in the amount of $2,000.