(CNN) – Sen. Mary Landrieu's 21-year-old son was arrested in New Orleans early Friday after police say he failed to stop his car after striking a pedestrian, and subsequently failed a field sobriety test.
Conner Snellings was booked on charges of driving while intoxicated, hit and run, driving the wrong way on a one way street, failing to maintain control of a vehicle, and possession of alcohol in a vehicle, the New Orleans Police Department said.
The incident occurred on New Orleans' famed Bourbon Street in the city's French Quarter. The pedestrian sustained only minor injuries.
Police said Snellings' breathalyzer test registered a .211 blood alcohol level, nearly three times the legal limit. He was released Friday morning on $9,000 bail.
Landrieu, a third-term Democrat, said in a statement, "We love our son whole heartedly, but we are extremely disappointed by his irresponsible actions last night."
"Those actions have serious consequences both at home and in our legal system. We ask that the public respect his privacy as we work through this challenging time as a family," she wrote.
Landrieu's brother Mitch currently serves as mayor of New Orleans, a position held by her father in the 1970s.
CNN's Mayra Cuevas and Kevin Liptak contributed to this report.