Man held on $46,000 bond for 5th offense DWI

Robert Joseph Roth (Source: EBRSO)
Robert Joseph Roth (Source: EBRSO)

ZACHARY, LA (WAFB) - A Zachary, LA man was arrested this weekend for his 5th offense DWI and disturbing the peace.

It happened around 1 a.m. Sunday near the intersection of LA Hwy. 64 and LA Hwy, 19. A Zachary Police Officer saw a driver was flailing his arms out of the window and gesturing to other motorists with his middle finger. The officer also reported the man was playing very loud music.

According to the probable cause report, the driver of the pickup truck sped off quickly when the light turned green.

The officer then pulled the vehicle over and 46-year-old Robert Joseph Roth got out of the vehicle and approached the officer. The officer reports that he could smell a strong odor of alcohol on Roth. Roth told the officer that he had a "few beers at the casino in Baton Rouge."

Roth was arrested for driving while intoxicated after the field sobriety test. Reports say he refused a proper breath sample. Roth's criminal history shows that he had four prior DWI arrests and had refused two prior chemical tests.

While Roth was being held in the Zachary Police Department holding cell, reports show that he urinated on the floor and broke the light fixture.

He was later booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on charges of disturbing the peace by loud music, disturbing the peace, open container, careless operation, 5th offense DWI, refusal to submit to chemical tests, and simple criminal damage to property.

He is being held on a $46,000 bond.

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