The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office reports that 33-year-old Christian Kiffe was arrested near her home in the 100 block of Teche Drive yesterday afternoon for allegedly being drunk behind the wheel.

A deputy was called out to investigate a 2 vehicle crash on Southeast Boulevard near Middle Road which is in Bayou Vista.

The dispatcher informed the deputy that one of the drivers left the scene of the crash, and the deputy was later able to find the woman in her car on Teche Road.

The deputy says while talking to Kiffe, he learned she had taken some prescription medication before she decided to drive.

He says he smelled alcohol come from Kiffe's breath, and she performed poorly on the standardized field sobriety test.

Kiffe was taken to an area hospital for evaluation, and then she was booked into the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for the following charges:

  • Hit and run driving
  • Possession of (open) alcoholic containers in motor vehicles

No bond has been set yet.