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Drunk Cyclist Ignores Police Siren and Lights, Rams Squad Car

Police Say Drunk Bicyclist Ignored Lights And Siren
(CBS/AP)

MINDEN, La. (CBS/AP) It's not your "typical" drunk driving case - and maybe that's a good thing.

The Webster Parish Sheriff's Office said a bicyclist inching down the center of the road ignored lights and a siren, and ran into a police car.

The Minden Press-Herald reported that 47-year-old Robert Earl Batton of Minden was booked for a second-offense DWI, and possessing marijuana.

A sheriff's press release said a deputy tried to pull Batton over late Saturday after a vehicle almost hit him. The deputy turned on his lights and siren, then pulled ahead and got out.

Batton rode past the officer and then broadsided the officer's car.

The press release said Batton's breath test registered blood alcohol of .27 percent - more than triple the legal limit.

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