Lake Charles –
On Friday, December 30 the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted a DWI checkpoint at 3104 Westwood Road in Westlake to target individuals driving under the influence of alcohol and/or narcotics.
Seven hundred and fifty-four (754) vehicles were checked; one (1) citation was issued for no seatbelt; five (5) citations were issued for expired motor vehicle inspection sticker; one (1) citation was issued for driving under suspension; one (1) citation was issued for expired driver’s license; and four (4) citations were issued for open container.
The following individuals were issued a signed summons and released:
Jesus Pizano-Sanchez, 42, Lubbock, TX, DWI 1st; open container; and expired driver’s license
Crystal D. Lewis, 42, Westlake, DWI 1st; and driving under suspension
Ethan M. Mellard, 21, Houston, TX, DWI 1st; and open container
Roy J. Smith, 53, Lake Charles, DWI 2nd; and driving under suspension
Brandon C. Champagne, 39, Ragley, possession of marijuana 1st offense
Vincent G. Charles, 18, Grant, possession of marijuana 1st offense
Tiara L. Malvo, 25, Lake Charles, possession of marijuana 1st offense; possession of CDS in presence of a juvenile; and expired MVI
Rashawn D. Sonnier, 24, Lake Charles, possession of marijuana 1st offense
Jordanne Cresswell, 26, Lake Charles, possession of marijuana 1st offense; and possession of drug paraphernalia
Heather Harington, 35, Hornbeck, DWI 1st
Participating in the checkpoint was the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Lake Charles Police Department. The checkpoint was sponsored by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission during the national crackdown on drunk driving campaign, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”.
An arrest is an indication that probable cause exists to believe the subject was involved in the offense alleged. A person is innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.