Police: Drunk driver hits neighbor's house, backs up, drives home

Police: Drunk driver hits neighbor's house, backs up, drives home
Jacob Mire (Source: Thibodaux Police Department)
Joseph Mire (Source: Thibodaux Police Department)
Joseph Mire (Source: Thibodaux Police Department)

THIBODAUX, LA (WAFB) - A suspected drunk driver is facing charges after crashing into a neighbor's house and then driving off, according to authorities.

The Thibodaux Police Department reported Jacob Mire, 23, slammed into a house early Saturday morning.

According to investigators, it happened on Harrison Street in Thibodaux around 2:15 a.m. Police said the victim was sitting on the porch at the time of the crash.

They added Mire was allegedly seen driving a 2004 Chevrolet Impala at a high rate of speed and hit the home when trying to turn onto Harrison Street from West 10th Street.

According to reports, Mire was heard mumbling obscenities before backing up and driving off. Officials said he then went to his home, which is also on Harrison Street.

Officers said Mire appeared highly intoxicated when they arrived at his home and was taken to the police station for a field sobriety test. They added he could not finish the test because he had to use the wall to support himself.

Investigators said his blood alcohol content (BAC) was .259 percent, which is three times the legal limit of .08 percent.

He was booked into the Lafourche Parish Detention Center on charges of DWI (first offense), hit and run, and careless operation.

Police said when they first arrived at Mire's home, they saw someone take off running and couldn't find the person. They added they later learned it was Joseph Mire, 24, who is Jacob Mire's brother.

Authorities said a tip Saturday evening led officers to a daiquiri shop, where Joseph Mire was located and arrested.

He was booked into the Lafourche Parish Detention Center on a charge of resisting an officer and was released Sunday after posting a $1,000 bond.

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