Caller reports suspected impaired driver

A Dubach woman was arrested Monday afternoon after another motorist reported her driving to Ruston Police.

Officers arrested Valerie Woods Foster, 38, for DWI and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia after she was spotted at the Sonic Drive-in on West California Avenue.

A concerned motorist had called Ruston Police and given a description of a green and gray pickup being driven recklessly by a female who had pulled into the Sonic restaurant. According to her booking affidavit, Foster had poor balance, slurred speech, and other signs of impairment. She reportedly performed poorly on field sobriety tests and was arrested.

During a search of the pickup after the arrest, officers located suspected marijuana.

At the Lincoln Parish Detention Center, Foster refused to provide a breath sample. During a search of her purse during booking, a glass smoking pipe consistent typically used for smoking narcotics was found.

Bail was set at $1,500.

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