Moss Bluff man charged with fourth-offense DWI - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Moss Bluff man charged with fourth-offense DWI

Christopher James Daniels. (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office) Christopher James Daniels. (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)
MOSS BLUFF, LA (KPLC) - A Moss Bluff man has been arrested and charged with fourth-offense DWI, following a traffic stop by deputies with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office.

The traffic stop took place at about 10:35 p.m. on Tuesday near the intersection of Hwy 171 and Parish Road. When deputies approached the driver of the vehicle, identified as 24-year-old Christopher Daniels, they detected the strong odor of alcohol on his breath.

Authorities say that Daniels admitted to drinking prior to driving. Authorities also found an open styrofoam cup containing hard liquor in the center console of the vehicle.

During the course of the investigation, deputies discovered that Daniels was also driving under suspension from a previous DWI conviction.

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

Daniels was charged with fourth-offense DWI, driving under suspension for a prior DWI and open container. According to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office, Daniels has three previous DWI convictions.

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