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'Going to jail anyways' - Man with BAC 5 times legal limit quits sobriety test

Todd Patton. Source: Thibodaux Police Department Todd Patton. Source: Thibodaux Police Department
THIBODAUX, LA (WVUE) -

A Thibodaux man who was charged with a DWI quit in the middle of his sobriety test, telling arresting officers that he was "going to jail anyways."

On Friday officers spotted a white Toyota Rav4 traveling the wrong way on West 2nd Street. 

According to the report, the officers tried to stop the vehicle twice before the driver eventually stopped in the City Hall parking lot. 

Police said the driver, Todd Patton, appeared to be intoxicated. 

Patton was asked to perform a standardized field sobriety test, which police say he performed poorly. 

According to the report, Patton refused to finish the test and claimed that he was "going to jail anyways."

When Patton arrived to the police department, he blew a blood alcohol content of .419g%, five times the legal limit, according to the report.  

Patton was transported to the hospital for an evaluation, considering how high his BAC was. Once cleared form the hospital, Patton was transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center for booking.

Patton was released from the Lafourche Parish Detention Center on Saturday, January 27th, at approximately 11:52 p.m. after posting his $1,050 bond. 

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