Napoleonville Man Pleads Guilty to DWI 1st Offense and Drug Charges following Motor Vehicle Crash

          On January 14, 2019, Matthew Aucoin of 134 Riche Town Ln. Napoleonville, LA., age 23, pled guilty to Possession of a Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance and Possession of a Schedule III Controlled Dangerous Substance. Aucoin was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Lana Chaney, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Tess Stromberg. This guilty plea was the result of a plea agreement with prosecutors following a 2018 single vehicle accident in Assumption Parish. 

          On August 17, 2018, Louisiana State Police responded to a single vehicle crash in the area of LA 401 in Napoleonville. Upon arrival, troopers learned that Aucoin was under the influence of narcotics. Aucoin admitted to having consumed suboxone and injecting heroin prior to the crash. Due to a medical condition, Aucoin was unable to submit to Standardized Field of Sobriety Tests. While assisting Aucoin in locating his driver’s license, troopers located a small quantity of heroin and suboxone in Aucoin’s possession. Aucoin consented to providing a blood sample which indicated that Aucoin was in fact under the influence of narcotics at the time of the crash. Aucoin was subsequently arrested and booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center.  

          Upon entering a guilty plea to the above-mentioned charges, as per the plea agreement with prosecutors, Aucoin was sentenced to 3 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served.  

          Aucoin previously pled guilty to DWI 1st Offense in connection with this matter and was sentenced to 6 months in the parish jail with credit for time served. The said sentences are to run concurrent with one another.