Mitchell Molitor, 55, was ordered to serve a total of one year in prison and his driver’s license has been suspended for three years, according to Jefferson Parish court records. Molitor pleaded guilty to third-arrest DWI, possession of an open container of alcohol and making false statements to obtain two driver’s licenses.
Molitor was arrested on the afternoon of March 24 after he fell to the ground in the front yard of resident’s River Ridge home while trying to get back into his postal truck to continue his route, authorities said. The homeowner and passersby realized he was intoxicated and confiscated the keys to the truck before calling in authorities.
State Police and the U.S. Postal Service Office of the Inspector General determined Molitor’s blood alcohol content was 0.16 percent, twice the 0.08-percent legal limit, court records said. Authorities also discovered an empty bottle of whiskey underneath some mail in the truck.