BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A 41-year-old man is being held on a $17,000 bond after he was arrested for his 4th DWI. He is facing additional charges for child endangerment because a 1 month old child was in the vehicle at the time of his arrest.
According to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office, the incident happened at roughly 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19. A deputy pulled over a vehicle being driven by Jeffrey W. Hebert of Moss Bluff, after he observed the vehicle "driving erratically and striking a curb."
Officials say Hebert's speech was slurred and he "appeared very unsteady on his feet." During the traffic stop, they discovered the infant in the vehicle.
Hebert allegedly admitted to deputies that he consumed numerous prescription pills throughout the day. They say he performed poorly on a field sobriety test.
Hebert was arrested and charged with DWI (4th offense), child endangerment, careless operation, and driving while under suspension. He was booked into the Calcasieu Parish Correctional Center. Although his bond has been set, a hold has been placed due to a parole violation.