Lake Charles –
On March 7 at approximately 1:30 p.m. a Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy conducted a traffic stop on a car near the intersection of Heard Road and Constance Lane in Lake Charles.
When the deputy spoke with the driver, Brent Walker, 43, 4401 5th Avenue Apt. N98, Lake Charles, he could smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from his breath. The deputy also observed him to have watery bloodshot eyes. When the deputy spoke with Walker he advised he had one beer prior to driving his car. During the investigation the deputy learned Walker, who was convicted of DWI 3rd in 2015, had a suspended driver’s license. The deputy also located a beer can and a small wine bottle, both opened, inside the car.
After Walker performed poorly on a standard field sobriety test, he was arrested and transported 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, failure to maintain a lane; obstructing a public passage; open alcoholic container in a motor vehicle; and a suspended driver’s license. Judge Ron Ware set his bond at $27,000.
CPSO Sr. Cpl. Cameron Hicks was the arresting deputy on this case.