BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Louisiana State Police was called to a crash that happened early Friday morning near the intersection of Old Hammond Hwy. and O'Neal Lane.
When troopers arrived, the fire department was on the scene and said the vehicle that crashed in the ditch also did "donuts" just before the crash in the Fire Station yard, "tearing it up."
When the trooper spoke to the driver of the vehicle, now identified as 29-year-old Dillon J. Dawson of Livingston, LA, the trooper reported that the driver had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath. The trooper reported that Dawson had slurred speech and was swaying when he stood upright.
According to reports, Dawson admitted to having some beers and told the trooper he called a cab but the wait was an hour, so he decided to drive himself. Dawson also told the trooper he had been arrested for DWI before and "would refuse everything."
Dawson was arrested for third offense DWI, criminal damage to property, failure to yield and careless operation. He was taken to the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison with a $13,500 bond.