On Friday, July 31, 2015, at 9:04 pm, a St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff Office deputy conducted a traffic stop on West Airline Highway west of Terre Haut Road in Reserve on a driver for speeding. When the driver exited his car, he almost fell and used the side of his car for balance as he staggered to the rear of the car. The deputy smelled the odor of alcoholic beverage on the driver and his breath.
The deputy identified the driver as Michael Silva, 50, of Lutcher, LA. Silva was arrested and booked with speeding, 3rd offense DWI, and operating a vehicle while under suspension for a certain prior offense. Silva bonded out of jail on August 2 on a $55,250 bond.