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Beer theft suspect arrested for 3rd DWI

Shelby Landry (Source: Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office) Shelby Landry (Source: Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office)
THIBODAUX, LA (WAFB) -

A Thibodaux man under investigation for stealing beer from a convenience store was arrested Thursday after deputies with the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office found him driving drunk.

According to a release from the LPSO, Shelby Landry, 39, entered a Thibodaux convenience store, picked up a case of beer, then left the store without paying. Detectives were able to identify Landry's vehicle with the use of the convenience store's security cameras.

On Thursday at about 4:15 p.m., deputies went to Landry's home on Louis Lane in Thibodaux to question him about the theft. When they arrived, they saw Landry driving his truck through another house's front yard.

When deputies approached Landry, they noted that he appeared impaired and that he had the odor of alcohol on his breath. Landry refused to continue a field sobriety test after performing poorly on an early portion of the test. Landry also refused to perform a breathalyzer test, so Deputies obtained a warrant to acquire a blood sample from Landry, and those test results are pending.

Upon reviewing Landry's criminal history, deputies learned that he was convicted of his second DWI offense in June 2014. He was required to have an ignition interlock device installed on his truck, as well as having his license suspended. Deputies found that Landry did not have the device installed.

Landry was arrested and booked into the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux on his third DWI offense, driving under suspension and failure to have a court-ordered ignition interlock device on his vehicle.

He was also charged with theft of goods in reference to the convenience store theft.

Landry is being held in lieu of $21,000 bond.

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