Editor’s note: The date of the arrest has been corrected. We apologize for the error.
BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — A woman from Texas allegedly hit two vehicles while driving in Baton Rouge on Monday, Oct. 2. Valerie Feagin, 33, also took a chemical breath test which showed that she was three times over the legal limit, according to the Louisiana State Police. LSP responded to a call about a hit-and-run on Airline Highway around 5:15 p.m.
Prior to making contact with Feagin, the responding trooper was told that the victim of the initial crash had followed the Texas woman and was “holding the suspect” in a parking lot on Industriplex Boulevard. Feagin’s vehicle was a 2014 Ford F-150 and LSP said it had moderate damage.
The trooper spoke with the person whose vehicle was hit and they said that the crash happened while they were “stopped for a red light at the intersection of Pecue Lane,” according to the affidavit. The Texas woman allegedly left the scene of that crash and made her way along Siegen Lane. LSP said that Feagin hit another vehicle on Siegen Lane before making her way to Industriplex Boulevard. That is where the responding trooper interacted with the Texas woman. LSP said that she had trouble standing and her breath smelled like alcohol.
Feagin allegedly told the trooper she had a “couple glasses of wine earlier in the day.” She did not do well on the standardized field sobriety test. LSP said the Texas woman was arrested and later produced a BAC of .245g% when given a breath test. Further investigation found that she had a suspended driver’s license, no insurance and an expired temporary license plate. The Texas woman was also arrested for DWI on three other occasions in Texas.
Feagin was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on Monday, Oct. 2 and charged with DWI, fourth offense, reckless operation, improper lane usage, no insurance, two counts of hit-and-run and two counts of following too close. The Texas woman remains behind bars on $82,050 bond.