Posted: Feb 8, 2013 6:39 PM by Tonya LaCoste
A Lake Charles woman has been arrested for her third DWI in three months, according to State Trooper Sgt. James Anderson. Desireah Annette Chapman, 32, failed a field sobriety test when a state trooper pulled her over on LA Hwy 3059 Thursday evening just before 6:00.
Chapman's license was already suspended for a previous DWI in November 2012. "Chapman had a 6-year-old child with her in the vehicle at the time of the arrest," Anderson said. In January, troopers arrested her and charged her with a second DWI. Her latest charges include DWI third offense, driving under suspension, and improper lane usage. If convicted, Chapman faces up to five and one-half years in prison and up to a $2,000 fine for driving under suspension and third offense DWI.
"In 2011, 50% of people who died in crashes investigated by Louisiana State Police Troop D were killed by impaired drivers - alcohol and/or drugs," Anderson said.
To report impaired drivers, motorists are encouraged to dial *LSP (*577) from their cellular phone or to contact their local law enforcement agency.