Houma woman arrested for pulling fire alarm…at fire station


The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office says a Houma woman was taken into custody for pulling the alarm at the Dularge fire station before fleeing from a deputy trying to arrest her.

Authorities arrested 43-year-old Clarisa Marant of Houma on multiple charges Saturday afternoon. 

TPSO officials said Marant walked into the building and demanded to speak with an employee at the station who wasn't there at the time. 

She then reportedly pulled the fire alarm. 

A parish deputy who was in the building tried to calm her down and reportedly noticed a "strong odor of alcohol" and slurred speech, TPSO officials said. 

Marant allegedly escaped before the deputy could arrest her, jumping into her car and driving north on La. 315. 

The deputy pursued the car, but Marant allegedly refused to pull over. The deputy reported she crossed the highway's centerline multiple times as she drove for about 15 miles up the highway before stopping. 

Multiple deputies tried to detain her, and she allegedly resisted arrest. 

Deputies searched her vehicle and found a bag of marijuana and an open bottle of Smirnoff Ice Smash on the floor of the vehicle, along with a full watermelon margarita. 

Marant was booked on suspicion of DWI, possession of alcoholic beverages in a motor vehicle, resisting an officer, flight from an officer, criminal mischief (pulling a fire alarm with no fire) and possession of marijuana. 

Her bond was set at $3,000.