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Louisiana Traffic Stops Ends in DWI Arrest

In all 50 states, traffic laws have become more and more strict in cases of driving under the influence. Some states, such as Louisiana, have even added extra penalties for the amount of blood alcohol in the driver's system at the time of arrest. While most first and second DWI offenses are classified as misdemeanors, anyone who is facing his or her third or higher offense cold be facing a felony and prison time as well. 

A recent Louisiana traffic stop ended in the driver being charged with DWI and arrested. The suspect, a 47-year-old woman, reportedly failed her field sobriety test after being pulled her over for allegedly having a broken taillight. The officer claimed to have smelled alcohol quite strongly while speaking with the woman. He also stated that the woman gave him a false name.

After reportedly refusing a breathalyzer and failing the sobriety test, the suspect was charged and arrested for DWI. She allegedly confessed to the deputy on the way to the Webster Parrish Sheriff's Office that she had lied about her identity. At that time, the officer found that the woman had a suspended license along with previously reported DWI convictions. The vehicle in which she was driving allegedly also had an expired Arkansas state license plate on it.

According to the report, the woman was arrested and booked into the Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center in Louisiana on multiple charges, including driving under suspension, broken tail lamp, DWI, resisting by false info and expired license plate. In such cases, when a person has been arrested for drinking and driving, a good defense attorney can mean the difference between time in prison and going home. Any alleged drunk driver can benefit greatly by retaining a good defense lawyer.

Source: press-herald.com, "Traffic stop ends with DWI arrest", Bruce Franklin, March 3, 2017

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