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Drunk Thibodaux Man Goes To Extreme To Avoid Arrest

Wayne Benoit
Wayne Benoit, Thibodaux Police Department

THIBODAUX, La. (KPEL) — Perhaps there’s something in the air this week, but criminals in southern Louisiana seem to be desperate to outdo themselves. In Eunice, a woman there is accused of hiding drugs in her unmentionable areas. Now in Thibodaux, a man there may have gotten a little too creative when trying to avoid arrest.

Police Chief Scott Silverii says 53-year-old Wayne Benoit was pulled over Tuesday afternoon after police saw his truck swerving down the road, at one point almost hitting someone riding a bicycle.

Silverii says Benoit reeked of alcohol, and he failed a sobriety test. Once it became apparent police were going to slap handcuffs on him, that’s when Benoit’s mind went into creative overdrive, Silverii says.

“Officers said that Benoit began straining really hard,” Silverii says. “Eventually, the straining gave way to Benoit purposely defecating himself.”

Apparently, Benoit thought he would be released after “his little episode,” Silverii says. But no, police arrested him anyway, and he was booked into the Lafourche Parish Detention Center.

Benoit had a blood alcohol content level of 0.20 percent.

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