Poor driving leads to stop, arrest for DWI

A Jonesville resident’s reckless driving in the early hours of Sunday morning led to a traffic stop and DWI charge.

Around 2 a.m. Sunday morning, a Louisiana State Police trooper observed a black Nissan Titan traveling east on the South Service Road near Tech. The trooper observed the vehicle to be traveling in the right lane as it approached the stop sign at Tech Drive. The vehicle then began a left turn and traveled into the left lane, which was the only lane available to maneuver a left turn from. The vehicle then traveled south across Interstate 20 and onto Cooktown Road, where it traveled across the solid yellow line and into the turning lane.

At this time, the LSP trooper conducted a traffic stop in the Hobby Lobby parking lot. The driver, Cameron M. LeBlanc, 19, stated he was not familiar with the area and was looking at a map on his phone. The trooper suspected LeBlanc of alcohol impairment due to bloodshot, watery eyes and a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from LeBlanc’s breath as he spoke.

LeBlanc then stated he had consumed seven Bud Light beers and performed poorly during the Standard Field Sobriety Test. He was arrested and transported to the Lincoln Parish Detention Center where it was determined his blood alcohol content was 0.123g%. 

LeBlanc was booked for driving while intoxicated, first offense, and improper lane usage. 

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