BR woman admits to taking three prescription drugs before her arrest for OWI

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office received a call late Sunday night about a person who passed out inside a vehicle at the Whataburger on Siegen Ln.

The driver was later identified as Ashley Seiber, 36, of Baton Rouge.

A deputy responded to the fast food at around 11:15 p.m. on Sunday, August 4.

Seiber was reportedly passed out in the drive-thru but was not there when the EBRSO deputy arrived on the scene.

The deputy caught up with Seiber as she was leaving the Whataburger and noticed her vehicle had no license plate.

Seiber headed for I-10 West with the EBRSO deputy right behind.

The deputy eventually called a traffic stop after the vehicle failed to stay in its lane.

The affidavit indicates that the traffic stop took place on the shoulder near Bluebonnet Boulevard.

“Seiber had an alcohol odor coming from her breath and she had slurred speech,” according to the affidavit.

A cup was seen in the vehicle by the deputy.

The Baton Rouge woman later admitted that the mug contained whiskey and Sprite.

A separate deputy came to the scene and interviewed the 36-year-old.

The deputy noticed that Seiber had bracelets on both of his wrists.

Seiber did not do well on standard field sobriety tests.

The 36-year-old man was arrested and later took a chemical test at the Louisiana State University Police Department.

The result of that test came back with “a reading of .193g% blood alcohol concentration,” according to the affidavit.

Seiber confessed to taking prescription drugs the same day he was arrested for OWI.

The drugs Seiber said he ingested were Clonazepam, Zoloft and Ambien.

Further investigation revealed that Seiber was driving with a suspended license.

The Baton Rouge woman had been arrested in December 2018 by the Gonzales Police Department.

In that case, Seiber was charged with first offense driving under the influence and vehicular homicide.

In this case, the 36-year-old remains behind bars in East Baton Rouge Parish Jail on the counts listed below:

  • Drunk driving; first offense
  • Driving a vehicle suspended for certain prior offenses
  • Misuse of lanes

Bond was set for Ashley Seiber.

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