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Louisiana man charged with 8th OWI in La Crosse

Louisiana man charged with 8th OWI in La Crosse


A Louisiana man was accused Friday of eighth-offense drunken driving in La Crosse County.

Alvin B. Robert Jr., 51, Ville Platte, La., was arrested Oct. 10 after driving the wrong way down a one-way street in La Crosse.

According to the complaint, Robert was spotted going the south on Fourth Street near Main Street. He turned onto Main Street, driving up onto the curb before coming to a stop, and a police reserve officer said he saw the man drop his keys three times while walking away from his vehicle.

Alvin Robert Jr


Robert admitted to drinking a six-pack of 16-ounce beers earlier in the evening, failed several field sobriety tests and a preliminary breath test showed he had a blood-alcohol content of 0.179%, according to the complaint.

Robert had seven previous drunken driving convictions in Louisiana. He was charged with eighth-offense operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and eighth-offense operating a motor vehicle with a prohibited alcohol concentration.

He is being held on a $1,000 cash bond ordered by Judge Elliott Levine.


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Jourdan Vian is a reporter and columnist covering crime and courts for the La Crosse Tribune. You can contact her at 608-791-8218 or

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