Sorrento man arrested for 5th DWI offense

Shannon Bellue (Photo Provided By EBRSO)
Shannon Bellue (Photo Provided By EBRSO)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A Sorrento man has been arrested for driving while under the influence of alcohol, according to Baton Rouge Police.

Officials say Shannon Bellue, 42, was following another car too closely at a high rate of speed when he lost control of his vehicle.  To avoid a rear end collision he slammed on his brakes, causing him to crash into the interstate center retaining wall.  He was not wearing a seat belt and was taken to a local hospital to be treated for his injuries.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause, claims Bellue "had a distinct and unmistakable odor of alcoholic beverage on his person which intensified as he spoke." When questioned about the incident and his alcohol consumption he became loud and shouted "I'm drunk ok! I got DWI's now!"

Bellue was arrested and charged with Following To Close, Reckless Operation, Driving While Intoxicated 55th offense, Driving Under Suspension from previous DWI, Expired MVI, and Failure to Wear a Seat Belt.

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