POSTED: Friday, October 11, 2013 - 9:39am
UPDATED: Friday, October 11, 2013 - 12:30pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — A 36-year-man was arrested for his 3rd DWI after he was stopped for driving too close to another vehicle.
The suspect, Jason Foreman of Port Allen, was arrested on Thursday, Oct. 10 at roughly 1:00 a.m., according to the arrest report filed by the Baton Rouge Police Department.
The officer initiated the traffic stop and noticed that Foreman was having trouble maintaining his balance. He allegedly smelled of alcohol and had slurred speech.
Foreman refused to submit to a field sobriety test, chemical test, and did admit to consuming alcohol, but would not disclose how much or what type.
The officer learned that Foreman has two prior DWI arrests that were issued in August 2010 and December 2011. His driver’s license was suspended as a result of those arrests.
Foreman was arrested and charged with DWI (3rd offense), Following too Closely, Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Driving with a Suspended License, Operating a Vehicle While Under Suspension from Previous Offense, Possession of Alcohol in a Motor Vehicle, and Unlawful Refusal of a Chemical Test. He was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison where he is being held on a bond of $28,000.
The Baton Rouge Police Department has obtained a grant from the Louisiana Highway Commission to increase hours for DWI enforcement. Click here to learn more about that grant .