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Woman charged with third DWI by police

A DUI or DWI can instantly change your life and affect those around you. Your DWI could cause you to lose a job, your license, or struggle with your relationships. If you've been charged with a DWI more than once, a proper defense might be necessary. Readers from Baton Rouge may have heard about the recent arrest of a 25-year-old woman who was charged with a third DWI offense. According to police, her blood alcohol level was .157 percent.

According to police, the woman allegedly committed three traffic offenses before she was pulled over. This happened at around 1:30 a.m. on Oct. 19. The police officer also believed that the woman had difficulty balancing, and he was of the opinion that she had bloodshot eyes and smelled of alcohol. He reported that he did read her Miranda rights, and she then allegedly refused to take the offered field sobriety tests.

The report states that the woman asked the officer to wait 15 minutes before she would submit a breath sample at the DPS Capitol Police Administration building. He allegedly agreed, and the results are claimed to have been .157 percent. .08 percent is the legal blood-alcohol content limit in the state of Louisiana, and anyone with an alcohol level higher than that may be charged with a DWI.

According to the news, the 25-year-old was charged with a third offense DWI, Turn Signal Required, and Improper Right Turn. This seems odd considering the fact that the officer had claimed that she had committed more traffic offenses than she was charged for, and there is no indication of why those charges would have been dropped. The woman was transported to the EBR Parish Prison according to the source, and she was then released on bond.

RedStickNow, "State Police Charge Baton Rouge Female With 3rd Offense DWI" No author given, Oct. 19, 2013

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