Lake Charles –


On January 23 at approximately 8:20 p.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies initiated a traffic stop on a truck near Common Street and 11th Street in Lake Charles for a traffic violation.


When deputies spoke with the driver, Alex J. Lemoine, 29, 701 11th Street, Lake Charles, they detected an odor of alcohol emitting from his person.  Deputies also observed him to have bloodshot eyes.  While speaking with Lemoine he stated to deputies he drank a beer and a shot of vodka.  Deputies also learned Lemoine had a suspended driver’s license for prior DWI arrests and was convicted of DWI 3rd in October of 2019.    


After Lemoine performed poorly on a standard field sobriety test, he was arrested and transferred to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office, where a breath intoxilyzer test revealed he was over the legal limit.  He was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with DWI 4th; operating a vehicle while under suspension for prior offenses; and a traffic violation.  Judge Clayton Davis set his bond at $5,550. 


CPSO Sr. Cpl. Craig Guillory, Jr., and Cpl. Rodney Daigle are the arresting deputies on this case.