OPSO: Man with 8 DWI convictions arrested again in West Monroe

Roger Dale Hale / Source: OPSO

WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE) - A West Monroe man who has eight DWI convictions was arrested for another DWI over the weekend.

According to arrest records, 61-year-old Roger Dale Hale was stopped at a green light on Thomas Rd. and Glenwood Dr. Saturday night.

The Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office says they made contact with Hale and he did poorly on field sobriety tests. They say Hale admitted to taking Neurontin, but would not say how many. Neurontin is a nerve pain medication and anticonvulsant.

Authorities say Hale has been arrested for DWI 11 times since 1983 and has 8 convictions. They say he was driving under suspension from a prior DWI arrest.

He was booked on charges several charges including operating a vehicle while intoxicated and driving under suspension.