Mon, Jan 21, 2013
On January 19, 2013, Troopers arrested a Baton Rouge man for 4th offense DWI after he fell asleep at a stop light. A concerned citizen called Troop A to report a driver that had fallen asleep at the wheel of a Chevy pickup truck at a stop light in Baton Rouge. Troopers responded to the intersection, but were unable to locate the vehicle. A responding Trooper noticed a vehicle fitting the description traveling down a roadway not far from the reported intersection, and attempted to stop it. The driver (identified as 27 year old Jeffrey L. Klahn) attempted to evade the Trooper by fleeing into a neighborhood. Klahn then pulled into a driveway, and the Trooper was able to block his vehicle.
According to the Trooper, Klahn acted as if he was “asleep” and refused to exit the vehicle. The Trooper called for backup. When other Troopers and East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Deputies arrived to assist, they were able to remove Klahn from the vehicle.
Klahn refused to submit to standardized field sobriety testing and became combative. Troopers placed Klahn under arrest and charged him with DWI (4th Offense), Resisting an Officer, No Driver’s License on Person, Failure to Signal a Turn, Failure to Yield at a Stop Sign/Yield Sign, Expired Inspection Sticker and Tail Lamps Required. After being treated and cleared from Baton Rouge General Hospital, Klahn was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on the above listed charges.
This is an example of the dedication that Louisiana State Troopers show every day to keeping our highways clear of impaired drivers!