CPSO Makes November 3, DWI Arrest
The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office attempted to conduct a traffic stop for a traffic violation near the intersection of Highway 90 East and Cappo Road on November 3, at about 4:30am, but after activating his lights and siren, the driver of the car kept driving eastbound on Hwy 90. He drove for two miles before pulling into a business on Highway 397, said a media release from Kim Myers.
The driver was given "numerous instructions and commands to exit the vehicle and walk backwards" but he was "unable to follow. Once contact was made with the driver, Phillip A. Reed, 40, 3113 Admiral King Street, Lake Charles, the deputy could smell the odor of phencyclidine (PCP). The deputy also learned Reed had three previous DWI arrests and a suspended driver's license. He was arrested and taken to the Sheriff's Office for a standard field sobriety test.
Reed told the deputy he had a little alcohol and took prescription medications, but after performing poorly on a standard field sobriety test and submitting to breath intoxilyzer testing; it was revealed he was not under the influence of alcoholic beverages.
Reed to submitted to a toxicology blood draw, which he refused, but deputies obtained a warrant to have his blood drawn for a toxicology report where he was then transported to a local hospital. While at the hospital Reed referenced smoking cigarettes dipped in PCP to the deputy, said Myers.
After hospital personnel collected the blood sample he was transported back to CPSO and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with DWI 4th; resisting an officer by flight; left of center; improper lane use; and driving under suspension for prior DWI. His bond is set bond at $52,000 with special conditions being he cannot operate a vehicle without a valid driver’s license and an ignition interlock device.