Bossier woman crashes vehicle; charged with DWI with child endangerment

By Bonnie Culverhouse

Louisiana State Police Troop G, responding to a 2-vehicle crash south of Sibley, arrested a Bossier City woman for drinking and driving with her 3-year-old child in the vehicle.

Jaime L. Cochran, 42, of the 1700 block of Old Benton Road, Bossier City, was also charged with careless operation of a motor vehicle.

Troopers were reportedly dispatched to the accident on U.S. 371 in Webster Parish Thursday around 4 p.m. Troopers Smith and Wynn discovered Cochran’s vehicle collided with the rearend of the vehicle in front of her.

According to reports, a strong odor commonly associated with an alcoholic beverage was detected in Cochran’s vehicle. She allegedly admitted to drinking prior to driving and voluntarily submitted to a field sobriety test to which she performed “poorly.”

Cochran was taken to the Webster Parish Sheriff’s Office where she provided a breath sample of 0.127g% blood alcohol concentration. (Legally drunk in Louisiana is considered .08 percent, according to Louisiana DUI Laws and Penalties.)

Cochran was transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center. The child’s whereabouts are unknown at this time.

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