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BRPD: Drunk driver arrested after crash overturns 18-wheeler on S. Sherwood Forest Blvd.

6 years 10 months 2 weeks ago Saturday, July 08 2017 Jul 8, 2017 July 08, 2017 4:17 PM July 08, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Police have arrested a man after he crashed into an 18-wheeler and caused it to overturn while driving intoxicated Saturday morning.

According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, 32-year-old Edgar Diaz was driving on I-12 East when he exited onto S. Sherwood Forest Boulevard around 2:45 a.m.

After he exited the interstate, police say Diaz drove through an intersection during a red light and struck an 18-wheeler, knocking it on its side. Police then made contact with Diaz who showed signs of intoxication. A breath test showed that Diaz had a BAC level of .181 percent. 

Officers also found that Diaz had no proof of insurance, a registration for the vehicle or a driver's license on his person.

The driver of the 18-wheeler was taken to a hospital with neck and back pain.

Diaz was arrested and charged with DWI, failure to maintain control, reckless operation, no proof of insurance, lack of registration, driving without a license, and vehicular negligent injuring.

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