Baton Rouge police arrested a 31-year-old man for drunken driving Saturday night after he was spotted swerving as he drove his vehicle from Airline Highway onto Interstate 12 and led police on a chase down the interstate, a police report says.
A Baton Rouge police officer saw Neiman R. Doyle, 31, of 1011 Avenue B, Port Allen, swerving onto the shoulder shortly before 11:30 p.m. and flipped on his patrol unit’s lights, a police report says, but Doyle didn’t stop.
The officer also turned on his sirens and called for backup as Doyle passed “multiple interstate exits” and ignored the wide shoulder, the report says.
Once Doyle finally stopped, the report says, he climbed out of his vehicle and appeared unsteady on his feet. Officers noticed slurred speech “and a strong odor of alcoholic beverage,” the report says.
Doyle admitted to drinking two beers but refused to take a breath test after being arrested, the report says.
Police booked Doyle into Parish Prison on counts of first-offense DWI, reckless operation of a vehicle, failure to maintain control, fleeing to elude police and driving with a suspended or revoked license.