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Man charged with 4th DWI

Man charged with 4th DWI

At around 10:15 p.m. on Sunday, March 27, deputies traveling along LA Highway 1 in the Lockport area conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle, and made contact with the driver who was identified as Marco Maldonado, 28, of Lockport.

He was exhibiting signs commonly associated with impairment, and he admitted to drinking prior to driving. He also admitted his license had been suspended due to a previous DWI arrest, and that he was required to use an ignition interlock device, but the vehicle did not have one. Maldonado refused to submit to either a field sobriety test or a breathalyzer test, and deputies obtained a warrant to conduct a blood test.

He was transported to a local hospital where he began actively resisting and fighting with deputies in an attempt to avoid the test. Maldonado was eventually subdued, and a blood test was conducted. Results are pending at the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab in Baton Rouge.

Maldonado was transported to the Detention Center where he was booked with DWI (4th Offense), Resisting an Officer with Force or Violence, driving under suspension, improper lane usage, and no ignition interlock device. His bond has not yet been set.