UPDATE: Former Iberia Parish Sheriff Sid Hebert allegedly had a blood alcohol content of 0.149 percent at the time of his arrest last week.
KATC obtained the initial offense report of Hebert’s arrest via public records request today.
The report indicates that the investigating State Trooper was called to the scene of a one-vehicle crash on LA 35 in Vermilion Parish. He arrived at 6:43 p.m. and found a white Chevrolet Impala with its front end in the ditch, the report states.
Hebert was the driver, and the trooper said he could smell alcohol on Hebert’s breath; the former sheriff’s eyes were blood shot and "he had trouble maintaining his balance," the report states.
The trooper conducted a field sobriety test on Hebert, the report states. Hebert "lost his balance during the instruction phase," and could not perform the test properly. The trooper placed Hebert under arrest for DWI, then placed him in the back of his police car.
"While in route to Abbeville Police department Hebert took three 12 oz. Dr. Peppers out of a box in the back of my patrol unit and consumed them," the trooper wrote.
When he did arrive at the department, the trooper wrote he made sure Hebert "waited the required 15 minutes" before giving him the blood alcohol test "ensuring nothing else was taken by mouth prior to offering the test."
After Hebert’s BAC was allegedly recorded at 0.149 percent, he was booked with DWI and careless operation, the report states.