Apr 16, 2014 12:13 PM by MELISSA CANONE
A 35-year-old Lake Charles man is accused of driving drunk with a baby in the vehicle.
On April 15, at 11:00 p.m., a Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's deputy conducted a stop on a car near the intersection of McKinley and Buren Street in Lake Charles for a traffic violation, according to Spokesperson Kim Myers. The the driver, Brian K. Williams, Sr., had a strong odor of alcohol emitting from his breath and he appeared very unsteady on his feet, according to the deputy. Williams allegedly advised the deputy that he had been drinking prior to driving.
During the investigation, deputies discovered a 4-month-old baby inside the car, according to Myers. Deputies also discovered Williams had an active warrant from Louisiana State Police for DWI 3rd, and was also driving while under suspension for a previous DWI conviction.
After Williams refused to perform a standard field sobriety test, he was arrested and transferred to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office, where he also refused to submit a breath intoxilyzer test, according to deputies.
Williams was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with DWI 4th; child endangerment; and driving under suspension.
His bond is still pending.