Man arrested on 5th DWI held on $84,500 bond

Clifton Ray Edwards (Source: EBRSO)
Clifton Ray Edwards (Source: EBRSO)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Baton Rouge Police arrested a man last week and charged him with a 5th offense DWI.

Police say 41-year-old Clifton Ray Edwards was driving eastbound on the 2600 block of Chippewa Street when he ran a red light and crashed into a parked vehicle.

Around 11 p.m. Thursday, Edwards was pulled over in the 2700 block of Plank Road.

The officer reports that he smelled a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage and Edwards had red, watery eyes.

When asked if he had been drinking, Edwards told the officer he had seven beers.

A breathalyzer test was performed on Edwards, and his blood alcohol content was .162g%. The legal limit is .08g%.

Police say Edwards had a suspended driver's license. Also, he had been arrested in 2004, 2009, 2012, and 2013 for DWI's.

Edwards was charged with 5th offense DWI, running a red light, vehicle registration requirements, careless operation of a vehicle, suspended drivers license and no proof of insurance.

Edwards was taken to the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison where he is being held on a $84,500 bond.

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