Sheriff: Intoxicated man nearly runs over deputy at casino

Sheriff: Intoxicated man nearly runs over deputy at casino

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A 71-year-old man from Baton Rouge was arrested early Saturday morning after he first refused to leave L'Auberge Casino, then nearly backing over a deputy and security guards when he did leave, according to reports from the sheriff's office.

Deputies with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office were called to the casino around 1 a.m. Saturday after security guards at the casino reported that a man refused to leave the slot machines. The man, Glenn E. Landreneau, told the deputy that he would "leave in a little while, he was having fun."

The deputy reports in the probable cause affidavit that Landreneau had urinated on himself and was intoxicated. During multiple requests from the deputy, Landreneau told him "no, [expletive]." Once he was told he was being arrested, he agreed to leave.

The deputy and two security officers escorted Landreneau to the parking garage, where he got into the driver's seat of his vehicle. The deputy immediately told Landreneau he could not drive "due to his state of intoxication."

According to the report, Landreneau started his engine and placed his vehicle in reverse, nearly hitting the security guards and the deputy.

Landreneau was arrested and taken to the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on charges of aggravated assault, remain after forbidden, disturbing the peace/intoxication, and resisting an officer. He was released on a $1,500 bond.

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