Thibodaux Chief of Police Bryan Zeringue announced the arrest of Agnes Sims age 49 for DWI 3rd Offense (Felony), Operating a Vehicle While Under Suspension for Certain Prior Offenses, Evidence of Compulsory Motor Vehicle Liability Insurance Security Contained in Vehicle, Owner to Secure Registration, Temporary Registration Plates (Altered / Expired), Careless Operation.
On Friday, June 15th, at approximately 3:00 a.m., Officers responded to an alleged auto theft that occurred in the 900 block of St. Charles Street. The victim/complainant (Agnes Sims) advised that an unknown subject forced her into the passenger seat of her own vehicle while at a local night club. The subject then drove the two of them to the Acadia Woods Subdivision, where the subject crashed the vehicle into a tree. Sims stated that she then walked to the 300 block of Hale Drive to look for help.
Prior to speaking with Sims, officers observed a 2002 white Ford Taurus crashed into a tree near the beginning of Acadia Woods Subdivision. Although there were no occupants located inside the vehicle that was severely damaged, physical evidence suggest that the vehicle was only occupied by a driver at the time of impact.
Officers suspected Sims of being intoxicated and observed her to have injuries that would suggest she was the driver of the vehicle at the time of the crash. Sims denied being the driver, while continuing to say that someone had stolen the vehicle with her in it before crashing into the tree.
Sims was then arrested for Driving While Intoxicated. Sims refused to perform a standardized field sobriety test and to submit to a chemical test. A search warrant was later secured and Sims’ blood was drawn pending results. It was also learned that the vehicle in question had never been registered, had no insurance, had an altered temporary registration and Sims was driving with a suspended drivers license from a prior DWI conviction.
Sims was transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center where she later bonded out on a $ 5,900.00 bond.