Oct 28, 2013 4:09 PM by KATC

Lake Charles man accused of 4th DWI

On October 26, at 11:00 p.m., Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a report of a single vehicle accident at the intersection of Dobbertine Road and Leger Road in Lake Charles.

According the deputies, the truck appeared to have run off the road and struck a utility pole. When the deputy approached the truck and spoke with the driver, Zachery K. Vezina, 35, 219 Cobb Road, Lake Charles, he detected a strong odor of alcohol emitting from his breath and he appeared very unsteady on his feet. Vezina allegedly advised the deputy numerous times that he was drunk.

After Vezina performed poorly on a standard field sobriety test, he was arrested and transferred to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office, where he refused to submit to a breath intoxilyzer test. During further investigation, deputies discovered Vezina, who has 4 prior DWI arrests since 2008, is required to have an Ignition Interlock Device in his vehicle. When questioned by deputies, Vezina advised he never had the device installed in his vehicle.

Vezina was arrested and booked into Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with DWI 4th; careless operation; and Interlock Ignition offense.

Bond set at $26,000.



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