BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — A Baton Rouge man was arrested for his fourth DWI over the weekend after he allegedly fell asleep at a stop light.
The Louisiana State Police reports that the incident happened on Saturday, Jan. 19. A concerned citizen called police to report that a driver ha fallen asleep at the stop light in Baton Rouge.
When troopers responded to the intersection, they were unable to locate the vehicle. However, a vehicle matching the description provided by the caller was located a short distance away.
Officials say the trooper attempted a traffic stop, but the vehicle fled into a nearby neighborhood. When the driver pulled into a driveway, the trooper was able to intersect the vehicle.
According to the trooper the driver of the vehicle “acted as if he was asleep” and refused to exit the vehicle. The driver, Jeffrey L. Klahn, 27, of Baton Rouge, was removed from his vehicle with the assistance of deputies from the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office.
Klahn refused to submit a field sobriety test and allegedly became combative. At that point they placed him under arrest and charged him with DWI (fourth offense), Resisting an Officer, No Driver’s License on Person, Failure to Signal a Turn, Failure to Yield at a Stop Sign, Expired Inspection Sticker and Tail Lamps Required.
Klahn was booked into the East Baton Rogue Parish Prison.