Alleged drunk driver arrested after sliding on icy roads, injuring two people

Alleged drunk driver arrested after sliding on icy roads, injuring two people

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A Baton Rouge man has been arrested for injuring two people in a wreck that happened after his car slide on an icy road. Police say the man was intoxicated at the time of the crash.

Officials with the Baton Rouge Police Department say officers observed the man lose control of his vehicle Wednesday night in the 3600 block of Florida Boulevard. The vehicle then struck a tractor trailer head on, injuring the adult male and female passengers.

The driver of the vehicle, identified as Louis Mitrel, 37, reportedly showed signs of impairment and was then advised of his rights. Mitrel reportedly admitted to drinking at the casino and performed poorly on a Standardized Field Sobriety Test. Mitrel was then arrested.

A breath sample was taken from Mitrel, which showed his blood alcohol content was .192 percent. He was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on the following charges:

  • DWI
  • Reckless operation
  • Careless operation
  • First degree vehicular negligent injuring

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