When the deputies approached the car and spoke with Royer they detected a strong odor of alcohol emitting from the his breath. Royer advised deputies he had drunk a bottle of whiskey and a beer. Royer was very unstable and unable to complete the standard field sobriety testing. Royer submitted to a breath intoxilyzer test, which concluded he was over the limit.
Royer, who has 2 prior DWI arrests from 2009 and 2010, was arrested and booked in the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with DWI 3rd and driving left of center.
Royer bonded out on a $8,000 bond set by Judge Kent Savoie.
CPSO Deputies Jerry Childress and Brandon Jean were the arresting deputies on this case.
On December 6, at approximately 11:50 p.m., a Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s deputy observed a truck westbound on I-210 driving at a slow rate of speed.
The deputy also observed the driver, later identified as Francis Fontenot, 30, 3016 Hwy 167, Opelousas, swerving in and out of both westbound lanes of traffic. The deputy initiated a traffic stop and Fontenot failed to stop. After the deputy followed his truck for two more miles, Fontenot stopped in the middle of both westbound lanes on I-210.
According to the deputy, Fontenot was extremely incoherent and was unable to comprehend what was going on. Due to the Fontenot’s lack of coherence he was unable to perform standard field sobriety testing and was taken to Memorial Hospital to have his blood drawn for a toxicology report.
Fontenot, who has 2 prior DWI arrests from 2012, was arrested and booked in the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with DWI 3rd; impeding the flow of traffic; careless operation; and improper lane use.
Judge David Ritchie set his bond at $54,000 with special conditions of bond being Fontenot cannot operate a vehicle without a valid driver’s license and he cannot operate a vehicle without ignition interlock device.
CPSO Deputy Shane Broussard was the arresting deputy on this case.