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Man arrested for blocking a traffic lane while passed out in car

7 years 10 months 3 weeks ago Wednesday, April 06 2016 Apr 6, 2016 April 06, 2016 8:46 AM April 06, 2016 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office arrested 27-year-old Perry Demolle for blocking a traffic lane while passed out in his car.

According to the sheriff’s office, around 12:35 a.m. on Tuesday a BRPD K-9 officer received complaints about a man passed out behind the wheel of his car and blocking a lane in the 500 block of South Foster Drive at Government Street.

Officers saw that Demolle was in the driver seat of a Honda Accord blocking the right lane of the road with the engine on while his foot was on the brake and the gear in “Drive.”

Officers also noticed the strong smell of marijuana coming from the car and saw several small bags of marijuana in the cup holder in the center console of the car.

According to the sheriff’s office, the bags contained 2 grams of marijuana, 7 grams of crack cocaine, six tablets of Alprazolam, 13 Cyclobenzaprine tablets and one plastic soda bottle with codeine.

Demolle showed extreme signs of impairment and was transported for drug testing, but refused to submit one.

According to the sheriff’s office, officers learned that Demolle did not have a driver’s license ever issued to him.

Demolle was arrested for DWI, distribution/manufacturing of a schedule 4 drug, possession/distribution of a schedule I manufactured drug, possession  and distribution/manufacturing of a schedule II drug, reckless operation of a vehicle, obstruction of public passage, and driving without a license.

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