Man charged with 6th DWI actually arrested 12 times

Sherwood Taylor (Source: EBRSO)
Sherwood Taylor (Source: EBRSO)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Law enforcement officials reacted on Thursday to the arrest of Sherwood Kenneth Taylor, 61, of Ponchatoula. He's been charged with a 6th offense DWI. A bond has been set at $20,000. When we showed East Baton Rouge parish District Attorney Hillar Moore, III the arrest he looked up Taylors priors.

"Looking at his rap sheet he appears to have been arrested 12 times for DWI's in other parishes outside of Baton Rouge," said Moore. "Some of which have been found not guilty or dismissed, others he's been found guilty. It appears from what I see the ones he's been guilty of, he's served his time and he's out again."

State law only allows prosecutors to go back 10 years on DWI's when they are deciding what to charge accused offenders with. "It appears from what I see he's facing a 3rd offense DWI with a maximum of up to 30 years with charges we have here in Baton Rouge," said Moore. "Obviously we're going to call the other parishes and find out the disposition was and we're going to treat him like he should be treated."

"He was arrested for reckless operation, driving under suspension," says Baton Rouge Police spokesman L'Jean McKneely. "So he did not have his driver's license because it was under suspension. By us making contact with him, we're able to get him off the streets again and he can go before the judge and he can answer that question as to why he's continuing that habit and why he's driving."

Taylor remains in the Parish lock up.

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