The following is a Press Release from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office:
On June 19 around 7:00 p.m., a Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office deputy was patrolling the area of Highway 27 North in Sulphur when he was flagged down in reference to a man who appeared to be intoxicated, later identified as Allen W. Robinson, Sr., 53, of Dayton, Texas, beating on the gas pump at a nearby gas station.
Upon arrival, the deputy was advised by an employee of the gas station that Robinson had left in an older model car and was heading north on Highway 27 North. After spotting Robinson driving the car described by the gas station employee, the deputy conducted a traffic stop.
When the deputy approached the car and spoke with Robinson, who was accompanied by a small child sitting in the passenger seat of the car with no seatbelt and no child safety seat, he detected a strong odor of alcohol emitting from his breath and his speech was very slurred. Robinson advised the deputy that he had been drinking prior to driving.
The deputy performed the standard field sobriety test but Robinson refused to finish the test. He was brought to the Sheriff's Office but also refused to submit a breath intoxilyzer test. Robinson, who was convicted of DWI 3rd in Texas in February 2010, was booked into Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with DWI 4th; child endangerment; no child passenger restraint; and speeding.
Judge Wilford Carter has set his bond at $15,000.