An East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputy in training was arrested Sunday for driving while intoxicated and subsequently fired, said sheriff's spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks.
Jeremiah Williams, 29, was arrested by Baton Rouge Police Sunday, accused of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and aggravated flight from an officer.
Williams was headed north on Plank Road about 2 a.m. Sunday when he ignored an officer's attempt to pull him over, his arrest report says. While driving away from police, Williams also disregarded several stop signs before stopping, the report says.
He submitted to a breathalyzer test, failing it with a .118 blood-alcohol content, the report says.
A reading on the breath-alcohol analysis machine of 0.08 percent is considered presumptive evidence of drunken driving in Louisiana.
Williams was hired by the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office in December and has been in their Field Training Officer Program, Hicks said.