Two men are facing new DWI charges in Calcasieu Parish following traffic incidents on August 5, 2018.
Around 1:30 a.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the area of Big Lake Road and Lincoln Road in Lake Charles in reference to a single vehicle crash; they say they found a truck in the ditch on the west side of the roadway.
Deputies say 23-year-old Nolberto A. Dehoyos smelled like alcohol, had bloodshot eyes and was unsteady. Dehoyos reportedly admitted he drank approximately 5 or 6 alcoholic beverages, and deputies also located an open alcoholic beverage inside his truck. Dehoyos allegedly refused to perform a standard field sobriety test or a breath intoxilyzer test. Dehoyos, who has two prior DWI arrests, was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with DWI 3rd ; improper lane use; and open container. Judge Guy Bradberry set his bond at $28,000 with a special condition being he cannot drive without an ignition interlock device.
Around 7:00 a.m., a Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s deputy was patrolling the area of N. General Wainwright and General Arnold in Lake Charles when he reportedly found 41-year-old Gerald Carrier of Lake Charles sleeping in the middle of the intersection with his foot on the brake. Deputies say Carrier failed to complete standard field sobriety testing and was arrested and transferred to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office, where a breath intoxilyzer test revealed he was over the legal limit. Carrier, who has five prior DWI arrests from 2012-2014, was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with DWI 4th and subsequent offenses; operating a vehicle while under suspension; and obstruction of public passage. His bond is still pending.