Man charged with 5th DWI after flipping vehicle during mid afternoon crash
POSTED: Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 3:30pm
UPDATED: Thursday, July 4, 2013 - 11:13am
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — A man was arrested for his 5th DWI after he crashed his vehicle into a parked car, then flipped it in a ditch.
The Baton Rouge Police Department was called to the scene of the crash on Monday, July 1 at roughly 3:00 p.m. The car was found in the ditch near the eastbound lane of Seneca Street (located between Plank Road and Choctaw Dr.).
According to the police report, the officer noticed that the driver of the vehicle, Jermaine Bracken, 34, of Glynn, La., smelled of alcohol and his speech was incoherent.
“[Bracken] was further found to have poor balance and even while seated was observed to fall over,” the report noted.
The officer learned that Bracken has four prior DWI arrests. Two happened within four months of each other in 1998, the third was in 2001, and the fourth was in 2004.
Bracken allegedly refused to perform any field sobriety tests and did not agree to chemical testing.
Bracken was arrested and charged with DWI (fifth offense) and Reckless Operation. He was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.