BATON ROUGE, la. (AP) - East Baton Rouge Parish Prison records
show that State Commissioner of Administration Paul Rainwater was
arrested for driving while intoxicated.
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
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.