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Traffic stop ends in DWI arrest

by Minden Press-Herald



SIBLEY – A Minden woman was arrested for her fourth DWI offense by Sibley and Webster Parish authorities following a traffic stop.

Martha P. Baudoin, 52, of the 100 block of Walter Lyons Road, was arrested Saturday, March 5, for speeding, driving under suspension, resisting by flight, improper lane usage, driving while intoxicated (fourth offense) and resisting by force. The Office of Probation and Parole has placed a hold on her.

Sibley Police Officer Cody James conducted a traffic stop on Sibley Road around 7 p.m., after he observed a vehicle cross the center line and drive into the lane of oncoming traffic, according to reports.

When he made the stop and approached the driver, identified as Baudoin, he asked for identification and paperwork. While James was running her information, deputies say she got out of her car and started walking away.

James caught up to her and brought her back to the vehicle. By this time, Webster Parish Sheriff’s Deputy John Byrd arrived on scene, and Baudoin reportedly took off again. Byrd and James caught her again and detained her.

Deputy John Lewis Jr. arrived on scene to assist, and when he made contact with her, she reportedly had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from her person.

Deputies say Baudoin appeared to be unsteady on her feet and her eyes were bloodshot. Baudoin was advised of her rights and a field sobriety test was conducted. She performed poorly, according to reports, and she was taken into custody.

Once at the sheriff’s office, she reportedly tried to get away from deputies again and refused to submit a breath sample.

During transport to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center, deputies say she began cursing and hitting the rear cage window inside the patrol unit. Deputies subdued her and booked her into the jail.

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