Officers arrest five with alcohol-related charges

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s officers and the Ruston Police Department arrested five individuals over the weekend with alcohol-related charges. 

Around midnight March 5, RPD officers arrested Trevor Tamburo, 22, of Bossier City, after he drove the wrong way down a one-way road. The officer performed a series of exercises to determine whether Tamburo was intoxicated and determined he was unable to drive. Tamburo was arrested and transported to the LPDC, where he submitted to a breath test, which showed his BAC at .167. He was booked on charges of a first DWI. 

As Ruston police officers were arresting Tamburo, they talked with his passenger, Caleb Crawford, 20, of Ruston. Officers explained that Crawford needed to find another ride home. While waiting on his ride, Crawford got out of the vehicle and staggered away. Officers asked Crawford to return to the car as he was intoxicated and could not be walking around in public. Crawford said he was walking home, but officers again said he needed to return to the car while he waited for a ride. Crawford refused, and officers told him to put his hands behind his back. 

Originally, Crawford complied, but when officers attempted to put restraints on him, he turned and attempted to pull away. A short struggle occurred, and Crawford cursed at officers while they were placing him in a patrol unit. Crawford was booked at the DC, but officers noted that Crawford, due to his intoxication, did not remember the incident at LPDC. 

About two hours later, Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Officers arrested Tyler M. Anderson, 29, of Ruston, on a second DWI offense. The LPSO sergeant saw a vehicle traveling on the South Service Road with only one headlight working. The sergeant made a traffic stop and, after smelling alcohol on Anderson’s breath, asked how much alcohol she had consumed that evening. She initially said none and then said she had one shot. A records check confirmed a prior DWI conviction, showed that her driver’s license was suspended and that she had an active warrant from Ruston Police regarding speeding. Anderson was placed under arrest, and when asked to give a sample to determine blood alcohol content, she refused. She was booked on DWI, second offense.  

Around 3:30 a.m. the same morning as the prior instances, RPD arrested James Roberson, 31, of Vidalia, for a first offense DWI. While a RPD sergeant had blocked off two lanes due to a traffic accident, Roberson’s truck disobeyed the barricades and almost hit another police unit as it went around the blocked area. The sergeant made a stop and Roberson stated he was going to a house but couldn’t tell where. The sergeant also noticed Roberson had an unsteady gait, using his truck to hold balance. He was unable to keep his balance walking. He refused to submit a breath sample and was booked at the detention center.  

On March 6, RPD also arrested Janice F. Brantley, 54, of Ruston after a traffic stop. Brantley’s vehicle only had one functional tail light and no functional license plate lights. The officer stopped Brantley and noticed several signs of impairment and an opened 12-ounce alcoholic beverage in the driver’s cup holder. Brantley also refused to partake in standard field sobriety tests, and Brantley was placed under arrest due to what the officer noticed as physical signs of impairment. While on the way to the DC, Brantley also advised the officer she had smoked marijuana an hour before the traffic stop. She was booked for DWI, first offense.  

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