Driver resists DWI arrest

State police arrested a man early Friday morning after the driver was stopped for speeding by Ruston Police.

A state trooper was called to the scene of a traffic stop about 2 a.m. Friday after a Ruston police officer suspected the driver was impaired.

The trooper administered field sobriety tests to Federico F. Acosta II, 28, of Ruston and based on his performance was arrested for DWI. 

Acosta allegedly refused to be handcuffed and the trooper and a RPD officer had to forcibly place him in a position where he could be restrained.

Acosta was taken to the Lincoln Parish Detention Center where the chemical breath test was explained. Acosta would not sign the rights form related to the test, but stated he was not refusing to sign. For approximately 45 minutes, Acosta stated he was reading the form. He was given two opportunities to provide a breath sample. The first time he refused to provide a breath sample. On the second attempt, he feigned providing a sample and did not blow into the instrument. 

While the trooper was preparing a search warrant to draw bodily fluid for testing, Acosta told detention center officials he wanted to take the breath test. The trooper returned to the detention center and administered the test.

Acosta was booked for DWI-first offense, no taillights, and resisting an officer. Bail was set at $1,500.

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