Crime

Man keeps driving impaired, police say. But it’s not the only felony he faces.

Ladd Herbert House IV
Ladd Herbert House IV

A man who faces a meth-dealing charge was driving under the influence of several controlled substances when officers last pulled him over in a traffic stop, a detective said.

Ladd Herbert House IV, 40, of Gulfport, had been out of jail three months on a charge of possession with intent to distribute meth when Biloxi police arrested him on a charge of DUI other substance on July 27, records show.

Now he faces a charge of felony DUI fourth offense. Holloway has had three DUIs in the past five years, Biloxi Police Detective Justin Branning said.

Police had obtained a court order for a blood-alcohol test, which showed House had several drugs in his system, Branning said.

House was in the Harrison County jail on Saturday when police handed him the felony arrest warrant. He had been in jail since Nov. 3, when Long Beach police accused him of having marijuana in his vehicle while driving.

While House was in jail, a judge sent his meth distribution charge to a grand jury and set bond at $10,000.

Justice Court Judge Albert Fountain had set his bond on the DUI charge at $50,000. The bond was reduced to $25,000 in a court appearance, the jail docket shows.

House was released on bond Monday.

Robin Fitzgerald: 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews

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