A Lake Charles man was arrested for fourth offense DWI and other charges early this morning.
Shortly before 4:00 a.m., a trooper pulled over 27-year-old Mark Shelbin Miller, of Lake Charles, for driving erratically on Hwy. 3092, south of Lake Charles, a spokesman with Troop D says.
According to the trooper, Miller showed obvious signs of impairment.
While the trooper was conducting the traffic stop, the suspect said he needed to go to the hospital. He was then transported to a local hospital. Once there, Miller allegedly refused to provide a toxicology sample.
The state police spokesman says an on-call judge approved a no-refusal search warrant, allowing troopers to obtain blood and urine samples from Miller without his consent.
Miller was arrested on charges of DWI fourth offense, improper lane usage, no vehicle insurance and driving under suspension for a prior DWI. He was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center.
Motorists who observe impaired drivers are encouraged to dial *LSP (*577) to reach the nearest Louisiana State Police troop location or to dial 911 to contact local law enforcement.