New Orleans Anchor Pleads Guilty to DWI

By Andrew Gauthier 

The Times-Picayune

WVUE-TV news anchor John Snell pleaded guilty today to a DWI charge from 2008.

State Judge Reginald “Reggie” Badeaux in Covington accepted Snell’s plea in his chambers and sentenced him to two years of probation. With good behavior, Snell could complete the conditions of his probation in a year.

Snell, now 51, was booked with driving while intoxicated after a state trooper pulled him over about 1:50 a.m. Sept. 28, 2008, in Mandeville, on U.S. 190 near North Causeway Boulevard. Snell refused a breathalyzer and blood test. He was not suspended from WVUE following his arrest. More…