Suspected DWI driver in crash

A Ruston man was arrested Saturday morning after he was involved in a traffic crash.

Officers responded to the accident at 805 West Tennessee Avenue about 6 a.m. Saturday morning. The driver, William Pipes, 26, suffered injuries and was taken to North Louisiana Medical Center by ambulance.

Pipes performed poorly on sobriety tests administered by investigating officers at the hospital. Officers observed Pipes had red watery eyes and smelled of alcoholic beverages.

Pipes was arrested for DWI-second offense and taken to the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for a breath test. Pipes refused the breath test and was also booked for driving under suspension.

Bail was set at $4,000.

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