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Lake Charles man charged with fourth-offense DWI

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Jeremy Owen Dupont. (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office) Jeremy Owen Dupont. (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)
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LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) -

A Lake Charles man has been charged with fourth-offense DWI following a single-vehicle accident on Sunday, authorities said.

Deputies responded to the incident, which took place at about 6:25 p.m. at the intersection of York Land and West Prien Lake Road.

Investigators said the vehicle involved in the accident appeared to have run off the road and into a ditch.

Upon making contact with the driver of the vehicle, identified as 40-year-old Jeremy Dupont, a deputy detected the strong odor of alcohol on his breath. The deputy also noticed that Dupont's speech was slurred and that he appeared unsteady on his feet.

Dupont was given a standard field sobriety test, on which he performed poorly. Dupont was arrested and taken to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office, where a breath intoxilyzer test revealed that he was over the legal limit.

Dupont was charged with DWI fourth offense and careless operation. His bond was set at $10,500 by Judge Sharon Wilson.

According to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office, Dupont was previously convicted of DWI third-offense in March 2009 in Houston.

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