Sulphur man arrested for 4th DWI, bond set at $66,000

Sulphur man arrested for 4th DWI, bond set at $66,000
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POSTED: Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 10:30am

UPDATED: Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 11:40am

Calcasieu Parish authorities have arrested a man on his fourth DWI since 2006.

On September 28, at approximately 10:45 p.m., a Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy noticed a truck swerving onto the shoulder and into the opposing lane of travel several times. The deputy then made a stop.

When the deputy approached the truck and spoke with the driver, Justin A. Richard, 26, he detected a strong odor of alcohol emitting from his breath, along with slurred speech.

The deputy also observed a pill bottle in the driver’s side door containing several prescription pills, for which Richard did not have a prescription.

After performing poorly on a field sobriety test, Richard was arrested and transferred to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office, where he refused to submit a breath intoxilyzer test.

Richard, who has had 3 DWI arrests since 2006, was booked into Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with DWI 4th, Possession of CDS II, Driving While Under Suspension For DWI, and Unlawful Driving on Shoulder of Roadway.

Richard's bond is set at $66,000.

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