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Man found slumped over steering wheel faces third DWI charge

5 years 11 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, May 29 2018 May 29, 2018 May 29, 2018 7:03 AM May 29, 2018 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: WBRZ Staff

BATON ROUGE- A man was arrested on his third DWI charge after a State Police officer found him slumped over the steering wheel of his vehicle.

Around 1:30 Monday afternoon, the officer stopped to investigate what he thought was a crash on the I-10 eastbound exit ramp at Highland Road. At the scene, the officer saw a man slumped over the steering wheel blocking traffic.

According to the arrest report, the man, who has been identified as 30-year-old John Kellum, seemed lethargic.

Kellum's speech was slurred, his eyes were red, and his mouth was frothy. When the officer asked how much Kellum had to drink, he told the officer he didn't have anything.

He then told the officer he was just tired from the night before. Kellum was transported to Troop A for chemical testing and placed under observation.

Later Kellum allegedly admitted to taking xanax and oxycontin. The arrest report shows that Kellum agreed to a urine test, but he was unable to produce a sample.

Kellum was transported to EBR Parish Prison and charged with his third DWI and improper stopping on a roadway.

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