Louisiana Man Arrested For DWI 3rd Offense After Performing Poorly On Field Sobriety Test During an Early Morning Traffic Stop
Lake Charles – A Louisiana man was arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) for the third offense after he performed poorly on a field sobriety test during an early morning traffic stop.
The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office (CPSO) stated on May 8, 2023, that on May 6, at about 1:00 a.m., a deputy performed a traffic stop on a vehicle near West Sale Road and Lake Street in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
When the deputy spoke with the driver, Mitchell S. Crador, 42, of Lake Charles, Louisiana, she could smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from his breath, according to CPSO reports. Deputies also stated that he had bloodshot eyes and unsteady balance. Crador reportedly told deputies he had two beers before getting behind the wheel.
Crador, who had previously been convicted of DWI 2nd, was arrested and brought to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office after performing poorly on a standard field sobriety test. A breath intoxilyzer test confirmed he was over the legal limit.
He was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with DWI 3rd; and a traffic violation. Judge David Ritchie set his bond at $50,500 with special conditions being he cannot operate a vehicle without an ignition interlock device, he must wear an alcohol-detecting ankle bracelet, must be subject to random drug screenings, cannot commit any other crimes; no contact with known drug users or convicted felons; no release unless cleared by Probation & Parole; and no driving without a valid license.
CPSO Deputies Olivia Ferguson and Josh Anders are the arresting deputies on this case.
An arrest is an indication that probable cause exists to believe the subject was involved in the offense alleged. All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty.