Public intoxication, open containers lead to Christmas day charges  

About 4 p.m. Christmas Day, a Ruston Police officer responded to a complaint near Tech Farm Road about an intoxicated driver. 

The officer conducted a traffic stop on Riser Road at East Tennessee Avenue. The driver of the vehicle was Courtney Adams, 45, of Ruston.  

Adams had slurred speech and was using the vehicle to provide support so he wouldn’t fall over. Adams then became belligerent and started threatening officers on scene. Adams started yelling profanities.  

The officer also found two cold open beer cans. One was empty. 

Adams was charged with disturbing the peace by public intoxication, possession of alcoholic beverages in motor vehicles and an expired driver’s license.  

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