Police stop, arrest sidewalk driver
BATON ROUGE - Police surrounded and stopped a driver after they said she started heading down a sidewalk in downtown Baton Rouge this weekend, and registered at more than three times the legal limit for alcohol.
Cpl. Don Coppola said it happened Saturday night just before midnight. Officers arrested Lynnsey Marie Herwig, 23, of Bossier City on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, reckless operation, going the wrong way on a one-way, and hit-and-run driving.
Coppola said BRPD officers saw Herwig turn from Florida Street onto the 3rd Street sidewalk, then continue driving down the sidewalk. They said Herwig hit two parked cars before crossing Convention Street and hitting a tree.
Coppola said police on foot and bicycle surrounded the car and kept it from backing out onto the street again. They said Herwig appeared very intoxicated and smelled strongly of alcohol, and registered a .262 on the blood alcohol test.
Police booked Herwig into the parish prison and later released.
IMAGE: East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office