State police focus on DWI in Ruston

A state trooper arrested two suspected impaired drivers in Ruston over the weekend.

A Miami, Florida woman was seen driving the wrong way on Vienna Street about 1:30 a.m. Saturday morning. When the trooper stopped Twankeria Vandyke, 21, the odor of an alcoholic beverage was detected on her breath. Vandyke performed poorly on field sobriety tests and was arrested.

A breath test was administered at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center. Vandyke’s blood alcohol concentration was determined to be .244g%, more than three times Louisiana’s legal limit.

Vandyke was booked for first offense DWI and wrong way on a one way street.

Just after midnight Sunday morning, the same state police trooper saw an SUV weaving over the fog line marking the edge of the pavement on Vienna Street numerous times. The driver, Megan Robinson Faulkner, 34, of Ruston, was stopped.

The trooper detected an alcoholic beverage on Faulkner’s breath. Faulkner performed poorly on field sobriety tests. She was arrested and taken to the detention center for a breath test. The breath sample tested .227g% blood alcohol concentration. Faulkner was booked for first offense DWI and improper lane usage.

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