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3-vehicle crash results in arrest of man allegedly high on drugs

Willem Coats (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office) Willem Coats (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Authorities said a man suspected of being on drugs faces charges after crashing into two vehicles Tuesday morning.

Willem Coats, 26, of Baton Rouge, was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on charges of DWI (third offense), possession of drug paraphernalia, and reckless operation of a vehicle.

According to the probable cause report, Coats rear-ended two vehicles on Cherokee Street at Camelia Avenue around 11 a.m.

The report stated Coats told investigators he did not remember the crash. It added he also told them he had taken a hydrocodone pill and injected heroin before driving.

Authorities found a used syringe in the center cup holder of the vehicle,

Officials said Coats was previously arrested on DWI offenses in November 2010 and on Jan. 10, 2015.

Coats' bond was set at $27,500.

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