State Police: man drives drunk to police station

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Posted: May 11, 2014 7:43 PM by Greg Renoud
Updated: May 11, 2014 7:43 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: State Police, DWI, Gonzales, drunk, police station

BATON ROUGE - State Police say a Gonzales man drove himself to the police station while drunk, where he was arrested for DWI.

Troopers say Patrick Ruffner, 31, went to the station to fill out a crash report after he was involved in a hit and run crash on I-10 near Siegen Lane.

Ruffner arrived at the police station at around 3:45am Saturday. State police say when Ruffner arrived, he appeared to be drunk.

Officials say the officer Ruffner intended to give the crash report to gave him a field sobriety test, which he failed. He then admitted to consuming alcohol before driving himself to the police station.

Police also found out that Ruffner was driving with a suspended license and arrived at the police station in a different car then the one he was driving during the hit and run.

Ruffner is charged with driving while intoxicated and driving with a suspended license.

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