DWI, switched license plate charge leads to arrest

A crash into the woods resulted into an arrest for a Mamou man right after midnight Wednesday.

A Ruston Police officer responded to the area of Highway 167 South and Champions Way in reference to a vehicle that had possibly crashed into the woods west of the roadway. Upon arrival, the officer observed Terrance Fisher, 57, walking north on 167. 

The officer spoke with Fisher, who said he had run out of gas in his vehicle and was walking to the gas station to obtain more. The officer noticed that Fisher had slurred speech and saw a Chevrolet Cobalt that appeared to have run off the roadway into the trees.

Fisher stated when he run out of gas, he had attempted to push the vehicle off the road but lost control of it, which was why it was in the trees.

The RPD officer ran the license plate, which came back as a 1996 Honda.

The officer also conducted a standard field sobriety test and determined Fisher to possibly be under the influence and unable to operate a motor vehicle. Fisher said he hadn’t had any alcoholic beverage but did take several of his prescribed medications earlier in the evening. Fisher was transported to the Lincoln Parish Detention Center, and his BAC was determined to be .069g%.

Fisher was booked at the Detention Center, and bond was set at $1,500.

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