Police arrest man accused of drag racing with BAC of .215 percent

Jason Cotten (Source: EBRSO)
Jason Cotten (Source: EBRSO)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A 34-year-old man was arrested for his second DWI after a Louisiana State Trooper allegedly observed him drag racing.

"Subject was traveling west on Government Street and breaking traction from a red light signal," the trooper noted in the probable cause report. "Subject was also observed striking the white lane dividers."

The trooper initiated a traffic stop and claims that the driver, Jason Thomas Cotton, had the smell of alcohol on his breath. Cotton then performed poorly on a field sobriety test.

Cotton was transported to the Department of Public Safety for chemical testing. A breath sample showed his blood alcohol concentration to be .215 percent.

Cotton was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison at 2 a.m. on Tuesday, March 4. He is charged with DWI (second offense), improper lane usage, and improper display of speed (drag racing).

According to court documents, Cotton was arrested in Sept. 2000 for DWI, no passing, speeding, simple possession of marijuana, and flight from an officer. He is being held in lieu of a $4,500 bond.

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