State police pursues impaired drivers

A Louisiana state trooper made DWI arrests on consecutive nights after stopping motorist for traffic violations.

Trooper Jordan Walsworth made DWI arrest on consecutive nights after stopping motorists for traffic violations. At about 3:30 a.m. Saturday morning Walsworth clocked a vehicle on Louisiana Highway 33 at 99 miles an hour in a 55 mph zone. The driver, Ethan A. Nugent, 24, of Ruston displayed signs of alcohol intoxication. After performing poorly on field sobriety tests, Nugent was arrested and transported to the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for a breath test. The test showed a blood alcohol content of 0.203g%, more than twice the legal limit. 

Nugent was booked for second offense DWI, speeding 99 in a 55 zone, and driving under suspension.

At about 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning, Walsworth stopped a Chevrolet Silverado on Tech Drive after a traffic violation. The driver, Justin P. Flynn, 22, of Lecompte, performed poorly on field sobriety tests and was arrested. A breath test revealed a blood alcohol content of 0.221g%, almost three times the legal limit. 

Flynn was booked for first offense DWI and improper lane usage.

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