Baton Rouge woman arrested, charged with 2nd offense DWI

Baton Rouge woman arrested, charged with 2nd offense DWI

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A Baton Rouge woman was arrested by Louisiana State Police and charged with second offense DWI after a hit and run incident.

Troopers say that Teresa Price, 32, was involved in two crashes Tuesday night. She was driving south on US 61 when she tried to turn left into a Chic-Fil-A parking lot, cutting in front of a motorcycle.

Witnesses say Price tried to leave the scene, but was cut off by a witness who had moved their vehicle to keep her from fleeing. Price hit the rear of that vehicle and then got out of her car to try and walk away from the scene.

Witnesses told troopers that Price became upset and tried to attack them when they attempted to stop her from walking away from the scene. Troopers say Price threatened and ran at one witness. In self defense, the witness hit Price and she fell to the ground.

Price was taken to a local hospital where she remained agitated and didn't seem to know about the crash incident. Troopers say a blood sample was taken once Price calmed down.

Troopers say Price admitted to having had "three Coors Light beers" and may have taken one of her medications to sleep, but that she could not remember. Her BAC was later registered at .206g%, almost 3 times the legal limit.

Price was taken into custody and booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on charges of second offense DWI, failure to yield (left turn), hit and run driving, reckless operation and simple assault. No bond has been set at this time.

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