Napping on Houma bridge leads to jail

Published: Friday, February 22, 2013 at 9:59 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, February 22, 2013 at 9:59 a.m.

A driver who apparently went to sleep while waiting at a traffic light was jailed on multiple charges Wednesday night after Terrebonne Parish sheriff’s deputies awakened him and removed him from his pickup.

Kneeko J. Domangue, 22, 229 Idlewild Drive, Houma, was sound asleep in his truck in the middle of the Funderburk Bridge when deputies arrived about 10:45 p.m. The bridge crosses Bayou Terrebonne in the Broadmoor neighborhood.

Officers reported having to bang on Domangue’s window several times to awaken him. From the cab of the truck, they recovered a pack of Kush synthetic marijuana, rolling papers, cigarillos and a fresh-smoked synthetic-marijuana cigarette.

Domangue was jailed on charges of obstructing a public passage, driving under suspension, possession of a schedule I drug and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was also held on warrants charging him with speeding and careless operation.

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