Louisiana State Police have arrested a Lake Charles woman for DWI, her third arrest in three months on that same charge. Desireah Annette Chapman, 32, has been charged with DWI third offense, driving under suspension and improper lane usage. She faces up to five and one-half years in prison and up to a $2,000 fine for driving under suspension and third offense DWI.
It was on February 7, 2013, shortly before 6 p.m., that a State Trooper stopped a vehicle after he reportedly observed the driver commit a traffic violation on Louisiana Highway 3059 in Calcasieu Parish. The driver, identified as Chapman, allegedly performed poorly on a standardized field sobriety test that was administered at the location of the traffic stop. Chapman, whose driver's license is currently suspended due to a previous DWI conviction, was then placed under arrest. She was booked into the Calcasieu Parish Correctional Center.
In late November 2012, Troopers assigned to Troop D arrested Chapman for DWI with child endangerment. Chapman reportedly had a 6-year-old child with her in the vehicle at the time of that arrest. Last month, Troopers arrested her for DWI second offense.
In 2011, 50 percent of people who died in crashes investigated by Louisiana State Police Troop D were killed by impaired drivers. To report an impaired driver, motorists are encouraged to dial *LSP (*577) from their cellular phone or to contact their local law enforcement agency.