New Orleans man arrested on North Shore for 5th DWI

New Orleans man arrested on North Shore for 5th DWI
Roy Allen Walker, 58, is charged with 5th DWI. (Source: Washington Parish Sheriff's Office).

BOGALUSA, LA (WVUE) - A New Orleans man was arrested in Washington Parish on Wednesday after deputies responded to the call of a car being driven erratically.

Officers were called to Hwy. 21 north of Bogalusa, where they spotted the suspect's car.

The vehicle, which had an Alabama license plate, was swerving in the roadway.  A deputy stopped the vehicle and observed the driver appeared to be impaired with slurred speech and the inability to walk without swaying.

The driver of the vehicle, Roy Allen Walker, 58, a resident of Poland Ave. in New Orleans, had a Louisiana identification card but no driver's license.

Police determined later that Walker's driver's license had been suspended due to previous DWI convictions.

After receiving permission to search the vehicle, deputies discovered four whiskey bottles.  Three were empty and one was half empty.

Walker was arrested and transported to the Washington Parish Jail charged with fifth offense of driving while intoxicated, driving with a suspended license and having an open container in his vehicle.  He remains in jail with his bond set at $127,000.