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Beer salute leads to arrest on 4th DWI charge

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Posted: Aug 9, 2011 12:19 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Beer salute, DWI charge, West Monroe, fourth-offense DWI, Larry C. Baker, WBRZ

WEST MONROE, La. - West Monroe police booked a man with fourth-offense DWI after another driver reported that he lifted a beer in salute, then wove off and onto the road.

The sheriff's office website showed 32-year-old Larry C. Baker of Chatham was in jail Monday in lieu of $28,250 bond.

He was arrested Saturday afternoon on four charges, including driving with a license suspended for previous DWI charges.

Police told The News-Star that the driver who reported Baker saw him run off the road twice, once nearly hitting a railroad safety arm support.

Police said they found Baker at a red light.

Police had to get a warrant to take blood.

It was not clear whether Baker had an attorney.

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