POSTED: Friday, March 1, 2013 - 7:30am
UPDATED: Friday, March 1, 2013 - 7:34am
Lake Charles, La (NBC33) — A Calcasieu Parish man has been arrested for fourth DWI in less than five years.
On February 28, at approximately around 2:30 a.m., Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a convenience store on N. Cities Service Highway in Sulphur regarding a report of a vehicle driving off after stealing gas.
Deputies observed a vehicle matching the description driving westbound on I-10 near mile marker 21 and conducted a traffic stop. When deputies approached the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Roger D. Thomas, Jr., 34.
They detected a strong odor of alcohol emitting from his breath, as well as very slurred speech.
After performing poorly on a standard field sobriety test, Thomas was arrested and transferred to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office, where a breath intoxilzer test revealed he was over the legal limit.
Thomas, who has had three DWI arrests since 2009, was arrested and booked into Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with DWI 4th, Open Container, and Driving While Under Suspension for DWI.
His bond is still pending.