MONROE—Days before his second trial on tax evasion charges, former state Sen. Charles D. Jones is booked with driving while intoxicated.
Jones, whose phone number is unpublished, could not be reached for comment Sunday. Attorney Mike Small did not immediately return a call.
The News-Star reports that Ouachita Parish sheriff's deputies pulled Jones over late Friday for allegedly failing to use a turn signal.
The police report said he was unsteady and using his car for balance, refused a field sobriety test but took a breath test at Ouachita Correctional Center. The report says his blood alcohol content was 0.09 percent. Louisiana's legal limit is 0.08 percent.
Jones' retrial on the tax charges begins Monday in Shreveport. His first jury was unable to reach a verdict.