Minden Press-Herald

Oct 02nd

Insurance stop nets DWI arrest


Webster Parish deputies working an insurance checkpoint, netted a Minden man for driving while intoxicated.

Anthony Mayfield, 53, of the 100 block of Kennedy Lane, was arrested when he pulled into the checkpoint on Penal Farm Road where deputies reported smelling a strong odor of alcohol on his breath.

Sheriff Gary Sexton said deputies Joel Thomas, Wade Wells, Bobby Igo, III and Capt. Robert Hayden were manning the checkpoint at the time.

"Deputy Thomas detected the odor and then observed a closed beer can in the center console of Mayfield's truck," Sexton said. "Mayfield was asked if he had been drinking and he said he'd had one or two."

The deputies reportedly asked Mayfield to exit the vehicle, where they performed a field sobriety test.

"Mayfield performed poorly on the one-leg stand and walk-and-turn and had six clues on the HGN (Horizontal Gaze Nystagnus) test," Sexton said. "The deputies read him his Miranda rights, arrested him and transported him to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center where he submitted a breath sample of .175g (grams percent of Blood Alcohol Concentration)."

A 0.080 percent BAC is considered legally drunk in all states.






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