BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office arrested a Lake Charles man Saturday for drunk driving after hitting a deputy’s patrol car.
According to official arrest documents, an EBRSO deputy responded to a crash with injuries involving a deputy at 2:40 a.m. near the Sherwood Forest exit ramp on Interstate 12. The responding deputy learned that an on-duty EBRSO deputy was sitting on the shoulder working a construction area detail when a white Crysler Sebring crossed the line and hit the deputy’s patrol car. The patrol car did have its lights on, according to EBRSO.
The arrest documents say that the deputy involved in the crash went to check on the driver, now identified as 45-year-old Adrian Jones, who tried to punch him. Deputies detected alcohol in Jones’ breath and saw vodka bottles on the floor of the car along with a clear bag with a white powder residue. Jones and the deputy involved in the crash were taken to the hospital. The deputy sustained a head injury.
EBRSO says that Jones was arrested in 2018 for drunk driving in Iberville Parish and has been arrested multiple times for drug charges.
EBRSO booked Jones into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison and charged him with driving while impaired, reckless operation, vehicular negligent injuring, simple assault, open alcoholic container, drug paraphernalia, and expired driver’s license.