Man faces second DWI charge

An Arcadia man was arrested for his second DWI in two years early Sunday morning.

A Louisiana State Police trooper observed a Honda Accord traveling east on the South Service Road toward Tech Drive. The vehicle was weaving outside of its lane.

After the Honda was stopped on Tech Drive, Rodney J. Baker, 37, was found to be the driver. The trooper saw obvious signs of impairment and Baker immediately stated he would give the trooper $2000 to go away, according to an arrest affidavit. Baker displayed slurred speech, slow reactions, and a strong older of alcoholic beverage on his breath. He performed poorly on field sobriety tests and was placed under arrest.

At the Lincoln Parish Detention Center, he submitted to a breath test with a result of 0.136g%. A records check showed Baker had a previous DWI in 2022 and his driver’s license was under suspension.

Baker was booked for second offense DWI, improper lane usage, and driving under suspension.

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