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Jail reports 12 people booked on DWI charges in EBR Parish for New Year's

This file photo shows authorities conducting a sobriety checkpoint. (Source: WAFB) This file photo shows authorities conducting a sobriety checkpoint. (Source: WAFB)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

New Year's Eve was a busy night for law enforcement who were out to make sure roads were safe on one of the biggest party nights of the year.

According to jail records, a dozen people accused of drunk driving were arrested in East Baton Rouge Parish.

The arrests were made by the Baton Rouge Police Department, East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office and Louisiana State Police. Those arrested were identified as:

Michael Braggs of Baton Rouge

Jose Cortez Cruz of Baton Rouge

Brent Doughty of Baton Rouge

Ashley Heyman of Baton Rouge

Brian Johnston of Baton Rouge

Linford Kerben of Meadville, MS

Demetrius Prince of Mobile, AL

Steffan Rutledge of Baton Rouge

Grant Shrader of Baton Rouge

Melissa Simien of Baton Rouge

James Sterling of Baton Rouge

Robert White of Mer Rouge, LA

Troopers said they want to be clear that drinking and driving is a safety hazard for everyone on the road.

LSP added despite the holiday, Troop A had a normal shift in the Baton Rouge area, meaning about 15 troopers were patrolling.

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