A Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) enforcement agent arrested a Waterproof man for alleged drug, deer hunting and driving while intoxicated (DWI) violations on Jan. 29 in Concordia Parish.
LDWF Sgt. Trey Mason arrested Tyrone Washington, 46, for possession of hydrocodone, DWI, shooting from a levee road, and hunting from a moving vehicle and during illegal hours.
Sgt. Mason was on patrol when he observed Washington in the process of hunting from his vehicle and a Mississippi River levee road on the Tensas and Concordia Parish line.
When Sgt. Mason attempted to make contact with Washington he drove away. After a brief chase, Sgt. Mason made contact with Washington and found a spike deer and doe in the back of the truck. He also found him in possession of prescription pills without a prescription and under the influence while driving.
Sgt. Mason booked Washington into the Concordia Parish Jail and seized his .22 rifle and two deer.
Possession of hydrocodone without a prescription carries up to a $5,000 fine and five years in jail. DWI carries a $300 to $1,000 fine and up to six months in jail. Hunting deer during illegal hours brings a $900 to $950 fine and up to 120 days in jail. Hunting from a moving vehicle carries a $250 to $500 fine and up to 90 days in jail. Hunting from a levee road brings a $50 fine and up to 30 days in jail.
Washington may also face civil restitution totaling $3,249 for the replacement value of the illegally taken deer.