Last Modified: Tuesday, July 17, 2012 1:19 PM
The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested two people in less that 12 hours on Saturday and both were charged with fourth-offense DWI, authorities said.
Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Kim Myers said 47-year-old Christina M. Lynch, 1378 Cooper Road in DeQuincy, and 39-year-old Jamey C. Prestridge, of Beaumont, Texas, were arrested after crashing their vehicles in DeQuincy.
“Around 5:30 a.m., deputies responded to a single-car accident at the intersection of Route 66 and Highway 27,” Myers said. “The car, driven by Lynch, ran off the road and into a ditch. When a deputy spoke Lynch, he detected a strong odor of alcohol along with slurred speech. Deputies also recovered an open alcoholic container from inside the car.”
Lynch, who was convicted of third-offense DWI in Texas in January 2005, was arrested and charged with fourth-offense DWI, careless operation, open alcohol container and resisting an officer by false identification.
Judge Michael Canaday set her bond at $62,900.
“Also on Saturday, deputies received reports of a car swerving all over the roadway in DeQuincy at around 5 p.m.,” Myers said. “Deputies later found the car in the a ditch on the side of the road.”
Prestridge, who was convicted of third-offense DWI in St. Martin Parish in October 2009, was arrested and charged with fourth-offense DWI, operating a vehicle while under suspension for DWI and careless operation.
Judge Michael Canaday set his bond at $61,250.
Deputy Joshua LeDoux was the arresting deputy in both cases.