LIVINGSTON PARISH, LA (WAFB) - A man has been charged with another DWI after bonding out of jail on a first offense DWI charge despite records showing multiple prior arrests on the same charge.
Jeffrey Blough was formally charged Wednesday on a fourth offense DWI charge by a district court in Livingston Parish.
The 21st Judicial District Attorney's Office said the charge comes from Blough's three prior convictions dating back to 1998.
In March, Blough bonded out of prison after Denham Springs Police mistakenly arrested him on a first offense DWI although he had 11 prior DWI arrests. Two hours after his release from the Denham Springs jail, Blough allegedly caused a second crash, racking up his 13th DWI.
The officer with the Baton Rouge Police Department who worked the second crash noted in the probable cause report that "this crash caused the victim's vehicle to flip upside down. Two victims in this crash incident were both injured and transported to the hospital. One of the victims had serious bodily injuries to the facial area, multiple lacerations and possible broken bones."
The Denham Springs Police Department cited human error as the reason why Blough was able to slip through the cracks.