Barry Handy (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -
A man has been arrested in Moss Bluff following a traffic stop on March 9, according to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office.
Barry D. Handy, 39, of Lake Charles, was stopped by a CPSO deputy near Highway 171 and You Winn Road for a traffic violation, said Kim Myers, Sheriff's Office spokeswoman.
Upon speaking to Handy, the deputy detected an odor of alcohol and observed a half-empty bottle of alcohol in plain view on the passenger's seat. The deputy then learned Handy had a suspended driver's license for a prior DWI.
Myers said Handy, who has two prior DWIs in the last 10 years, performed poorly on a standard field sobriety test. He was arrested and transferred to the Sheriff's Office, where a breath intoxilyzer test revealed he was over the legal limit.
Handy was booked into Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with DWI third, operating a vehicle while under suspension, and a traffic citation.
Judge Sharon Wilson set Handy’s bond at $10,750 with special conditions that he cannot operate a vehicle without an ignition interlock device and a valid driver’s license and he may not possess any alcohol.