Oct 23, 2012 4:43 PM by Melissa Canone
The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office arrested a Lake Charles man for DWI twice in two hours.
On October 20, around 3:20 a.m., Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office deputies conducted a traffic stop after observing a vehicle make an illegal U-turn in the 3200 block of Highway 14 in Lake Charles.
Deputies say, they detected a strong odor of alcohol emitting from the driver, Keeland S. Flagg, 29, of Lake Charles, breath.
Authorities say, Flagg performed poorly on a standard field sobriety test and was arrested. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office conducted an intoxilyzer test, which revealed Flagg was over the legal limit.
Flagg was charged with DWI, improper lane use and released to a sober driver.
Deputies say, at 5:30 a.m., a traffic stop was conducted by CPSO after observing a vehicle swerving all over the roadway, strike a curb and drive through a red light in the area of E. Broad Street and Main Street in Lake Charles.
Deputies say, they approached the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Flagg, and detected a strong odor of alcohol emitting from his breath. During further investigation, deputies discovered Flagg was previously arrested 2 hours prior on DWI charges.
After performing poorly on a standard field sobriety test, Flagg was arrested and transferred to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office, where he refused to submit to a breath intoxilyzer test.
He was booked into Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with DWI; careless operation; and improper lane use and released on a $1,500 bond set by Judge Robert Wyatt.
CPSO Lt. Robert Manuel, Deputy Bryan Guth, Sr. Cpl. Cade Doucet, and Deputy Tim Milburn were the arresting deputies on this case.
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