Jindal administration official booked with DWI - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Jindal administration official booked with DWI

BATON ROUGE, la. (AP) - East Baton Rouge Parish Prison records

show that State Commissioner of Administration Paul Rainwater was

arrested for driving while intoxicated.

The Advocate (http://bit.ly/uPTtVI ) reported Saturday that the

49-year-old Rainwater was booked at 1 a.m. on one count each of

first-offense DWI, reckless operation of a vehicle and failure to

obey a stop sign or yield sign.

Records say a Baton Rouge police officer saw Rainwater run a

stop sign and drive on the wrong side of the road.

Rainwater performed "very poor" on his field sobriety test and

registered a .170 blood alcohol level, or more than twice the legal

limit.

A spokesman for Gov. Bobby Jindal said Paul made a mistake and

he deeply regrets it. He said Jindal has complete confidence in

Paul's ability to do his job.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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