Lake Charles –
On March 12 at approximately 7:30 p.m. a Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy conducted a stop near Kim Street and Highway 90 in Sulphur for a traffic violation after he witnessed the truck swerving in and out of the lane of travel.
When the deputy spoke with the driver, Stephen J. Broussard, 36, 1558 N. Claiborne Street, Sulphur, a registered sex offender, he told deputies he had an open alcoholic container in the truck. The deputy also learned Broussard was in control of a vehicle that was not registered with law enforcement, making him in violation of his sex offender registration requirements. He was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with failure to register as a sex offender; careless operation; and possession of alcoholic beverages in a motor vehicle. Judge Robert Wyatt set his bond at $11,000.
Broussard was convicted of carnal knowledge of a juvenile in Calcasieu Parish in 2011.
CPSO Sr. Cpl. Chris Scharp was the arresting deputy on this case.