Male charged with DWI, first offense

A vehicle crash Tuesday night led to a Ruston man’s arrest.

A Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to Mondy Road and China Grove Road in reference to a crash.

When the deputy arrived on scene and made contact with the driver, Kenneth Strozier, 71, of Ruston. The deputy immediately noticed a strong alcoholic smell and Strozier’s bloodshot and watery eyes. Strozier also was having trouble standing on his own and was using his vehicle to prop himself up. At one point, he fell to the ground trying to pick up his belongings he dropped.

The deputy asked Strozier how much he had drank that night, and Strozier answered two beers. The deputy then conducted the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, which Strozier could not complete.

At that time, Strozier was transported to the Lincoln Parish Detention Center, where he provided a breathalyzer sample. His BAC was .083. Strozier was charged with DWI, first offense. Bond was set at $1,500.

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