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2 charged with 4th DWI offense in DeQuincy

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The following is a Press Release from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office:

On Saturday, July 14, around 5:30 a.m., Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a report of a single car accident at the intersection of Route 66 and Highway 27 in DeQuincy.

Upon arrival, the deputy discovered the car appeared to have run off the road and into a ditch.  When the deputy approached the car and spoke with the driver of the car, Christina M. Lynch, 47, of DeQuincy, he detected a strong odor of alcohol emitting from her breath, along with slurred speech.  Deputies also recovered an open alcoholic container from inside the car.

After Lynch performed poorly on a standard field sobriety test, she was arrested and transferred to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office, where a breath intoxilzer test revealed she was over the legal limit. 

Lynch, who was convicted of DWI 3rd in Texas in January 2005, was booked into Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with DWI 4th; careless operation; open alcohol container; and resisting an officer by false identification. Judge Michael Canaday set her bond at $62,900.

Also on Saturday at approximately 5:00 p.m., while in route to a report of car swerving all over the roadway in DeQuincy, deputies discovered a car matching the description in the area of Edgerly DeQuincy Road and Pineforest Drive that appeared to have run off the road and into a ditch.

When a deputy approached the car and spoke with the driver, Jamey C. Prestridge, 39, of Beaumont, TX, he detected a strong odor of alcohol emitting from his breath, he appeared very unsteady on his feet and had a hard time standing up.

After Prestridge performed poorly on a standard field sobriety test, he was arrested and transferred to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office, where a breath intoxilzer test revealed he was over the legal limit. 

Prestridge, who was convicted of DWI 3rd in St. Martin Parish in October 2009, was booked into CCC and charged with DWI 4th; operating a vehicle while under suspension for DWI; and careless operation.

Judge Michael Canaday set his bond at $61,250. 

CPSO Deputy Joshua LeDoux was the arresting deputy in both cases.

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