BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – An officer with the Central Police Department and Louisiana State Police trooper were called to an accident involving a 2017 Dodge Ram on Tuesday, November 29.

The Ram was found to be in a ditch at a location on Core Ln.

The driver of the truck was Yrral Rowley, 42, of Baton Rouge.

The members of law enforcement thought that Rowley might be impaired as the officer “could smell a moderate odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath,” according to the affidavit.

The officer stated that Rowley had trouble speaking clearly and had “unsure balance.”

The 42-year-old admitted to the trooper that he was “on his way to his girlfriend’s house when he was texting her and ran into the ditch,” according to the affidavit.

Rowley said that he had “3 beers and a shot” prior to being stopped by law enforcement.

The Baton Rouge man did not do well when asked to perform Standardized Field Sobriety Tests.

Rowley was arrested a little after 10 p.m. and charged with Operating A Vehicle While Intoxicated, Careless Operation and Text Messaging Prohibited.

The 42-year-old declined to submit to a chemical breath test.

Bond has not been set for Yrral Rowley.