ERIC SCOTT RADIO | LAKE CHARLES, LA. — On January 7 at approximately 12:45 a.m., a Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy observed a truck commit a traffic violation near the intersection of W. Verdine Street and Huntington Street in Sulphur and attempted to conduct a stop.

When the deputy activated his unit’s lights and sirens signaling for the driver of the truck to stop, the driver did not comply and continued to flee from him.

Moments later, the driver of the truck, later identified as Jason W. Chapman, 34, 1122 W. Verdine Street, Lot # 59, Sulphur, came to a stop in the driveway of his mobile home. When the deputy approached the truck and spoke with Chapman, he detected a strong odor of alcohol emitting from his breath, along with slurred speech, and he appeared very unsteady on his feet.

Chapman was arrested and transferred to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office, where he refused to submit to a breath intoxilizer test.

Chapman, who has four prior DWI arrests since 2004, was booked into Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with DWI 4th; driving under suspension for prior DWI; and resisting an officer by flight.

His bond is still pending.

CPSO Sr. Cpl. Alfin Johnson and Deputy Julius Frazier were the arresting deputies on this case.

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