Alleged drug-impaired driver arrested

An alleged drug-impaired driver whose license had already been suspended was arrested on Interstate 20 in Ruston early last Saturday morning.

A Lincoln Parish patrol supervisor spotted a Honda westbound on I-20 weaving from side to side through Ruston. When the car was stopped, the deputy saw loose marijuana on the driver’s shirt and could smell the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. 

A search found a cup containing marijuana in the car’s center console and a records check showed Tra’Voris D. Richardson’s driver’s license was suspended. The 21-year-old Arcadia man also showed signs of impairment with slurred speech and unsteady balance.

Richardson was taken to the Lincoln Parish Detention Center where he refused to submit to a breath test. However, he did submit a urine sample and preliminary testing showed the presence of three controlled substances. 

Richardson was booked for first offense DWI, possession of marijuana, improper lane usage, and driving under suspension.

Bail was set at $1,500.

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