A Lumberton man made a bad situation much worse Sunday night according to police officers who made a roadway stop on U.S. Highway 69 at West Chance.
42-year-old Jeff Louvier was stopped shortly after 7 p.m. by Lumberton police officers. The officers say Louvier displayed signs of being inebriated and was completely uncooperative with officers.
Louvier was eventually taken to the Altus emergency room for a blood-draw that would determine his blood-alcohol content.
During the ER visit, officers say Louvier again became uncooperative and even struggled with officers while shouting obscenities.
Lumberton Police Chief Danny Sullins says the suspect spit in the face of all three responding officers.
Louvier will be charged with DWI, 3 counts of assault on a public servant, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct. The assault on a public servant charges are a 3rd degree felony. The man is expected to also face disorderly conduct charges in connection with verbal incidents involving his landlord.
The Independence Day weekend was a “no refusal” weekend in Lumberton. Meaning suspected drunk drivers did not have the legal right to refuse testing.