CSPO arrests man for 4th DWI - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Lake Charles man booked on 4th DWI charge

George Joseph (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office) George Joseph (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)
CALCASIEU PARISH, LA (KPLC) -

A Lake Charles man is accused of 4th offense DWI.

According to a news release from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office, George Joseph, 61, was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with DWI fourth offense and driving while under suspension for DWI.

Authorities said Joseph had previously been convicted of DWI third offense in Calcasieu Parish in November 2011.

Joseph was arrested Jan. 19 at about 8:30 p.m. when a deputy was patrolling the area of N. Shattuck St. and Opelousas St. in Lake Charles and the deputy conducted a stop on the car driven by Joseph for a traffic violation.

Authorities said when the deputy approached the car and spoke with Joseph, the deputy detected a strong odor of alcohol as well as very slurred speech.

Joseph also reportedly appeared unsteady on his feet. Joseph advised the deputy that he had been drinking prior to driving.

Authorities said Joseph refused to perform a standard field sobriety test and was then was transferred to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office where a breath intoxilzer test revealed that he was over the legal limit. 

Judge Ron Ware set Joseph's bond at $16,000.

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