Woman Asks State Police Crime Lab Destroy Evidence of Her DWI. Gets Caught.
April 25, 2014
Per the Advocate:
Detectives with Louisiana State Police arrested a Maringouin woman after she admitted she called the State Police Crime Lab posing as an official with the 18th Judicial District Court in an attempt to have her toxicology evidence in a drunken driving case destroyed.Jana L.
Pourciau, 23, was booked Thursday into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on counts of false personation and forgery, Trooper 1st Class Jared L. Sandifer said in a news release.
“False personation” is found at LA R.S. 40§112.1 and deals with impersonating a peace officer.
On Tuesday, Pourciau called the State Police Crime Lab from her cell phone. Using a fictitious name, she falsely informed Crime Lab employees she was an employee of the 18th Judicial District Court, and said blood evidence from her crash could be destroyed “because the case had been dismissed and was not going to be prosecuted,” Sandifer said.
She then followed up this bold criminal activity with this insane choice:
She then sent an email from her personal email account to the Crime Lab stating the same, he said.
She will be almost assuredly rewarded for her stupidity. A 1st Offense DWI has a maximum sentence of 6 months in parish jail. False personation of a peace officer or firefighter is a felony with a max sentence of up to two years with or without hard labor. Monumental stupidity if this was her first or second DWI. If you are accused of a criminal act, call an attorney. DO NOT TRY TO DESTROY EVIDENCE.