Lake Charles man arrested on third DWI charge - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Lake Charles man arrested on third DWI charge

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

A 33-year-old Lake Charles man was arrested on a third-offense DWI charge on Monday, Nov. 21, authorities said.

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's deputies responded in reference to a drunk man attempting to drive off in a car at a gas station located on I-10 Service Road in Lake Charles, said Kim Myers, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office spokeswoman. Deputies witnessed a car matching the description given by the complainant running a red light near the store. Deputies conducted a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, Donovan J. Boutte.

When deputies spoke with Boutte, they detected a strong odor of alcohol emitting from his person along with slurred speech and unsteady balance, Myers said. Boutte could not stand on his own and was unable to perform standard field sobriety testing due to his impairment. Boutte, who was two prior DWIs, refused to submit to standard field sobriety testing. It was also learned he was driving under suspension for a previous DWI. 

Boutte was arrested and charged with third-offense DWI, failure to stop at a stop sign and driving under suspension for prior offenses, Myers said. His $31,000 bond was set by Judge David Ritchie, with special conditions being he cannot operate a vehicle without ignition interlock device and a valid driver’s license and he cannot commit any other crimes.

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