Suspected DWI Denies Blood Test – Lincoln Parish Journal

Early Sunday morning, a Louisiana State Police Trooper arrested a man from Ruston after he allegedly ran a red light. The incident happened just before 1 a.m. on La. Highway 33 at Interstate 20, where the trooper spotted a vehicle taking a turn on a red light. The right tires of the vehicle went off the path while taking the turn. The vehicle was found to have expired license plates and no insurance upon checking the records.

The driver, identified as Trenton Council, 30, demonstrated poor balance and slurred speech, and he had no driver’s license. He declined to take the field sobriety tests.

After his arrest, Council was taken to the Lincoln Parish Detention Center. He refused to provide a breath sample for inspection, which is a requirement under state law. According to Council’s criminal history, he had an earlier DWI arrest in 2020 and had also refused the test during that time.

Authorities had to acquire a search warrant from a Third District Court judge to draw Council’s blood for examination. However, he denied consent to draw blood at the Northern Louisiana Medical Center.

Council has been charged with second offense DWI, resisting an officer, no driver’s license, running a red light, expired inspection sticker, improper lane usage, and expired license plate. His bail was set at $3,500.

This news is given by a law enforcement agency as a public service announcement. Persons detailed in this report are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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