Speeding driver arrested for 3rd DWI, bond set at $26,000

Speeding driver arrested for 3rd DWI, bond set at $26,000
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POSTED: Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 3:30pm

UPDATED: Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 3:34pm

A Denham Springs man was arrested for his third DWI after he was clocked driving 87 mph down a major road in Baton Rouge.

According to the arrest report, the incident happened on Friday, Oct. 4 shortly after 11:00 p.m. An officer with the Baton Rouge Police Department was stationed around the 1600 block of Florida Blvd. when he noticed the speeding vehicle.

The reported noted the vehicle was being driving in a reckless manner, so the officer initiated a traffic stop.

The officer suspected the driver, Shaunathan Thibeaux, 34, to be under the influence of alcohol.

“[Thibeaux] performed poor on field sobriety tests,” the report noted. “He admitted to consuming two 16 oz Bud beers prior to driving.”

Thibeaux submitted to a breath test, which showed his BAC to be .152 percent.

Thibeaux was arrested and charged with DWI (3rd offense), Speeding, and Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle. He was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. His bond was set at $26,000.

Thibeaux’s prior arrests for DWI were issued in August 2008 and July 2011.

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