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Bond nearly quadruples for man arrested for 12th DWI

Sherwood Taylor (Source: EBRSO) Sherwood Taylor (Source: EBRSO)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

A higher bond has been set for a man who was recently arrested for a 12th DWI charge.

Sherwood Kenneth Taylor, 61, of Ponchatoula was pulled over on January 3, 2014. At the time of arrest, Taylor was believed to be impaired and possibly involved in several car accidents.

Taylor was pulled over on Florida Boulevard. According to the probable cause report, he had "red, bloodshot, and glassy eyes."

The report also stated he was swaying as he stood still and he failed the standardized field sobriety test. Taylor refused a proper breath test after he was taken into custody.

"Looking at his rap sheet he appears to have been arrested 12 times for DWI's in other parishes outside of Baton Rouge," said District Attorney Hillar Moore III. "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."

Taylor's bond was originally $20,000, but District Court Judge Lou Daniel made the decision to raise his bond to $75,000 saying in court that Taylor is a danger to society.

The District Attorney says Taylor's charges will likely carry a prison term of up to 30 years.

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."

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