Thibodaux Chief of Police Bryan Zeringue announced the arrest of Amy Jernigan (W/F, 19, 211 Maplewood Drive in Houma, LA) for DWI (1st) and Reckless Operation of a Vehicle.
On Wednesday, September 13th, around 10:44 p.m., a Thibodaux Police Officer was pumping gas at a local gas station in the 100 Block of East Bayou Road when a loud noise drew his attention towards the roadway.
The Officer witnessed a 2011 Ford f-150 leave the roadway and drive over a curb onto the grass terrain of the gas station property, travel through the grass area and drive over another curb to enter the parking lot area. The vehicle then went into a parking stall adjacent to the business and hit the curb causing the vehicle to rock back and forth.
Contact was made with the driver, Amy Jernigan, and the passenger, who is the owner of the vehicle. Jernigan was showing common signs of potential intoxication, so the Officer decided to have Jernigan perform a standardized field sobriety test, which she performed poorly.
Amy Jernigan was placed under arrest and transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center for booking. She was later released on a summons. Amy Jernigan had a BAC of .181g%.