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Contact:  Detective Brian McGregor


Office:    (504) 712-2252

Date:      January 27, 2010

Kenner woman arrested for fourth DWI offense


KENNER - A Kenner woman identified as Gloria Manso, 34, who provided the home address of 3745 West Loyola Drive, Kenner, has been arrested for her 4th driving while intoxicated offense.  On Tuesday, January 26, 2010, at 4:00 p.m., Kenner Police responded to a hit and run crash in the 100 block of West Esplanade Avenue.  Manso who was driving a 2000 Ford Explorer crashed into another vehicle and fled the scene.  Manso was located by Kenner Police moments later exiting the Ford Explorer at her residence.  Manso had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage about her breath, glossy and blood shot eyes, slurred speech, and had mild difficulty in maintaining her balance.  Manso performed poorly on a standard field sobriety test and was arrested.  She later refused to submit to chemical testing for intoxication, acknowledging the fact that she was on parole for her third offense. 

Manso was on parole for her 3rd DWI offense until November 12, 2013.  Manso had pled guilty to the third offense on August 10, 2007 and was sentenced to five years, which was suspended.  She was placed on active probation for 4 years and 6 months.  Manso, who was also sentenced to home incarceration, violated the terms and was sentenced again on March 30, 2009 to the five year term.  It should be noted that in each of Manso’s arrests for driving while intoxicated she was involved in a hit & run or traffic crash. 

Manso was charged with the crimes of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated 4th offense (felony), operating a vehicle under suspension, hit & run and reckless operation of a motor vehicle.  At the time of this press release, Manso remains in the custody of the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center.  In addition to the above arrest, the Department of Probation and Parole has arrested Manso for parole violations. 

Chief Steve Caraway urges anyone with information concerning this incident, to call the Kenner Police Department at (504) 712-2222, or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111. 

Traffic Investigator Gerald Miller is in charge of the investigation.