Jan 22, 2014 8:34 PM by Kari Beal
Bond has been set at $100,000 for a Calcasieu Parish man accused of his fourth DWI in Lafayette. Last night we reported 29-year-old Alexander Miles was booked into jail after police say he caused a crash that made the victim's car flip. Calcasieu Parish District Attorney John DeRosier said Miles was on his way to the Acadiana Rehab Center when the accident happened. According to his booking sheet Miles had a blood alcohol level .312. He's still in jail tonight and has his first court hearing Friday.
Our investigative team also discovered a history of drinking and driving related offenses in Calcasieu Parish, but he's only been convicted once of a DWI. He is still awaiting a trial date on another DWI charge, and as recent as last month, he was jailed in Texas for public intoxication and outstanding traffic tickets.
His previous alcohol-related cases in Lake Charles have been tried by the Attorney General's office because his step-father is the District Attorney in Calcasieu Parish. John DeRosier said he told the courts "please don't do this boy any favors; he needs treatment, not favors." DeRosier also said that he put Miles in rehab several times.
Here is the list of criminal incidents we've been able to find for Miles:
Incident: On December 28, 2005, Miles was arrested at 8:50 p.m. on a charge of Underage driving under the influence and Reckless operation of a vehicle. According to the narrative in the police report, Miles was observed going a high rate of speed and passing other vehicles recklessly in Lake Charles. The deputy says there was "an odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from inside the vehicle", and Miles was swaying and rambling in speech. The report states that a series of field sobriety tests were conducted, but Miles allegedly kept getting off balance, swayed, and could not concentrate on the test. He refused to take the breathalizer. Miles was issued a summons and released to his father.
Result: Brought to jail, issued a summons. A bill of information was issued on a reckless operation charge, but it was dismissed in August of 2007.
Incident: According to a report by the Lake Charles Police Department, Miles was charged with criminal damage to property, disturbing the peace by public intoxication, and criminal trespassing on private property on October, 13, 2009. The incident happened at Buffalo Wild Wings. According to the jail records, the victim said Miles locked himself in her vehicle and shattered her sunroof while inside. When she finally got the vehicle unlocked, the report says a physical altercation ensued. Officers said Miles had slurred speech, was disoriented, and smelled of alcohol. He allegedly told officers that his friends told him to get in the victim's vehicle.
Result: Brought to jail, issued a summons. According to records at the Clerk of Court's office, a bill of information on the charges listed was issued in December of 2009, but it was dismissed in January of 2011.
Incident: A bill of information was issued for a DWI charge on March 4, 2010. Court records do not indicate the arresting agency, but they reference unsafe driving on I-10 westbound, near mile marker 40.
Result: The bill of information on the DWI charge was submitted in May of 2010, but it was dismissed in January of 2011. He pled guilty to misdemeanor careless operation.
Incident: According to a citation report from the Westlake Police Department, Miles was cited for OWI, Expired MVI Sticker, and open container violation on February 10, 2012 at 3:15 p.m.
Result: Miles pled guilty to 1st offense DWI under article 894. Received a $400 fine, 4 days of community service, 6 months unsupervised probation, defensive driving program, substance abuse program, state-mandated drug/alcohol assessments, and register with the Safety Council. In August of 2012, Miles gets an additional stipulation of 30 days of inpatient treatment because records say he violated the provisions of his probation. Court records do not indicate how he violated his probation.
Incident: According to an arrest report, Miles was arrested on March 23, 2013 around 6:00 p.m. for Careless Operation and 3rd Offense DWI. State Troopers write in an arrest narrative that they responded to a one-vehicle crash on US 90, near milepost 41. They say Miles' vehicle was in a ditch, and he performed poorly on the field sobriety test.
Result: Booked into Calcasieu Parish jail. He served 7 days in jail. Bond was set at $100,000. This case has not gone to trial, but has been continued several times. Among other reasons, Miles was jailed in Texas during one of the scheduled dates in December. It's unclear at this time if this offense is inaccurately being counted as both Miles' 2nd and 3rd offense DWI. There are two case numbers that reference the March 23, 2013 arrest, but one is labeled a 2nd offense, and one is labeled a 3rd offense. The Attorney General's Office said anyone who could answer the question was unavailable, and they would try to find out tomorrow.
Incident: According to a jail booking sheet, the San Angelo Police Department charged Miles on December 4, 2013 with public intoxication and outstanding traffic tickets. He was released from jail on December 11, 2013 after paying more than $1,000 in fines.
Result: Spent 7 days in jail. Paid fines. Released on a personal recognizance bond.
Incident: Police say Miles was arrested in Lafayette on January 21, 2013 on 4th offense OWI and Failure to yield at an intersection charges. Police say he failed to yield while making a left turn on Johnston Street, striking another vehicle that was traveling in the opposite direction. The other vehicle flipped over, but luckily none of the occupants inside were injured. Police write in their arrest affidavit that they asked Miles to stand, but twice he fell backwards when trying to do so. Police say Miles blew a .312 into the Intoxilyzer 5000.
Result: Still in jail at this time. Bond has been set at $100,000.