Posted: Aug 18, 2013 5:04 PM by KATC
A Westlake man has been arrested for a fourth offense DWI.
Troopers say, Saturday they received several calls about a gray Nissan Pathfinder traveling west on Interstate 10 in Calcasieu Parish that was "all over the road." Troopers found the vehicle being operated erratically in Lake Charles near Enterprise Boulevard and stopped it.
State Police say the driver, 31-year-old Samuel Wade Dubois of Westlake, initially failed to respond to instructions to exit the vehicle. Troopers detected the strong odor of burnt marijuana once he did step out of the vehicle. Troopers say, Dubois performed poorly on a standardized sobriety test and was transported to Troop D.
During an inventory of the vehicle, Troopers found ashes on the seats, and located burnt marijuana cigarettes, rolling papers, seven bags of synthetic marijuana, Xanax, and drug paraphernalia. The vehicle was equipped with an ignition interlock device which is designed to detect alcohol use on the part of the driver.
Urine and blood samples were obtained from Dubois which will be submitted for analysis.
Dubois was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Parish Correctional Center for DWI fourth offense, improper lane use, possession of synthetic marijuana, possession of a Schedule II narcotic, possession of drug paraphernalia, and violation of a hardship driver's license.