After he was allegedly clocked going 118 mph in a 70 mph zone, a 46-year-old man was arrested in Brazos County around 10 p.m. Monday. The arresting officer eventually arrested the man on suspicion of DWI. Because he has previous DWI convictions, the charge is a third-degree felony,

The officer reported that after he pulled the driver over, he could smell the odor of alcohol and noticed that the driver's eyes were bloodshot.

The officer has claimed that the man told him he had had four beers that night and "wanted to see what his car could do." The officer then searched the man's car and supposedly found a half-empty whiskey bottle, several empty beer bottles and an empty beer container.

Supposedly, the man also had an ignition interlock device on his vehicle and told the officer that if he turned his car off, he would not be able to restart it. If the man actually did say that, then it would seem to indicate that he had done the drinking while he was driving (as opposed to before he got behind the wheel).

At this stage, we have to treat everything as a mere allegation rather than a fact. But if all is as the law enforcement officer says it is, then it seems this man has a real problem with alcohol. If previous DWI convictions and an ignition interlock device cannot stop him from driving and drinking, then he seriously needs help and must not be receiving it.

Source: The Bryan-College Station Eagle, "Louisiana man faces third DWI charge," April 10, 2012