On last week, Donald Bolden of 103 Julia St. Napoleonville, LA., age 28, pled guilty to DWI 4th Offense. Bolden was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Lana Chaney, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Alvin Turner. This guilty plea was the result of a plea agreement with prosecutors following a 2016 traffic stop.
On December 26, 2016, patrol deputies with the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle after observing a traffic violation. Deputies made contact with the driver of the vehicle, Donald Bolden, who appeared to be quite intoxicated. During an interview, deputies detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from Bolden’s person. Bolden was given multiple opportunities to submit to Standardized Field of Sobriety Tests which he refused. Bolden told deputies to just take him to jail. During a search of the vehicle, deputies located a styrofoam cup containing a liquid substance along with a half pint of vodka and a bottle of sprite. Bolden was placed under arrest for suspicion of DWI and transported to the Assumption Parish Detention Center where he was given an opportunity to submit to a chemical breath test, which he also refused. Deputies and assisting troopers secured a search warrant to obtain blood from Bolden. The blood sample was taken from Bolden and submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for scientific analysis. Scientific analysis indicated that Bolden had a blood alcohol concentration of .10g%.
Upon entering a guilty plea to the above-mentioned charge, as per the plea agreement with prosecutors, Bolden was sentenced to 10 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served.