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He made U-turn and drove into a ditch, cops say. Then police saw his arrest record.

Kenneth Dale Guilbreaux
Kenneth Dale Guilbreaux

A man with a pending felony DUI charge made a U-turn and drove into a ditch, where officers found him impaired, a police spokesman said.

Kenneth Dale Guilbeaux, 65, of Gulfport, had been out of jail a few weeks after his arrest on a charge of felony DUI third offense, the county jail docket shows.

He now also faces a charge of DUI fourth offense.

Police found him in his truck in a ditch about 8:34 p.m. Wednesday near 32nd Street and U.S. 49, Gulfport police Sgt. Clayton Fulks said.

Police ticketed him for making an improper turn and having no proof of insurance, Fulks said.

Police had most recently arrested Guilbeaux on a DUI charge Dec. 13. He was released Dec. 26 on a $50,000 bond after a judge sent his case to a grand jury, the jail docket shows.

Fulks said an investigator began a check on Guilbeaux’s DUI background because several DUI arrests showed up — he found six of them.

Long Beach police arrested him in April 2014. Gulfport arrested him in September 1996, July 2008, August 2008, March 2014, and in December, Fulks said.

Justice Court Judge Brandon Ladner raised Guilbeaux’s bond from $25,000 to $75,000 after police found court records on his DUI convictions.

Guilbeaux is held with no bond at the Harrison County jail. His bond on his previous DUI charge has been revoked. If a grand jury does not indict Guilbeaux on the pending felony, he would be eligible to post bond on the latest charge.

Robin Fitzgerald: 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews

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