north of Bogalusa, Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputy Adam Sullivan located the vehicle and observed the vehicle swerving in the roadway. The driver, Roy Allen Walker (58) of New Orleans, appeared to be impaired with slurred speech and the inability to walk without swaying. He also had a suspended license due to previous DWI convictions.
A search of the vehicle revealed three empty whiskey bottles and one half empty. Walker was charged with a fifth offense of driving while intoxicated, driving with a suspended license and having an open container in his vehicle.
Sheriff Randy Seal commented. “According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 28 people in the United States are killed daily by drunk drivers. This equals one death every 51 minutes and the annual cost of alcohol related crashes is $44 billion. These are horrible statistics. Deputy Sullivan’s actions may have prevented another death or serious injury. It seems obvious that Mr. Walker has a serious drinking problem and he should never be behind the wheel of a vehicle. Thank you, Deputy Sullivan, for protecting the drivers of Washington Parish.”