Troopers Obtain “No Refusal” Warrant in Arrest of Texas Man for Fourth Offense DWI

Published 10:02 am Monday, June 11, 2018


CALCASIEU PARISH — A Texas man was arrested for fourth offense DWI and other charges Sunday morning.

On June 10, 2018, shortly after 6 a.m., a Trooper assigned to Louisiana State Police Troop D observed a vehicle being driven erratically on Louisiana Highway 108 south of I-10.  A traffic stop was initiated and upon contact with the driver, 46-year-old Luis F. Rubio of Laredo, Texas, obvious signs of impairment were observed.  Rubio was arrested and transported to Troop D for processing.

Upon arrival at Troop D, Rubio refused to provide a toxicology sample and remained uncooperative throughout the arrest process.  Details of the arrest were furnished to an on-call judge who approved a “no refusal” search warrant that allowed Troopers to obtain blood and urine samples from Rubio without his consent.

Rubio was charged with DWI fourth offense, unlawful refusal to submit to a chemical test,   improper lane usage, open alcoholic beverage container, improper lane usage, and defective windshield.  He was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center.

Motorists who observe impaired drivers are encouraged to dial *LSP (*577) to reach the nearest Louisiana State Police troop location or to dial 911 to contact local law enforcement.