Man arrested after chase

A Honduran man living in Ruston was arrested Wednesday night after a brief pursuit by a Lincoln Parish deputy.

At about 11:45 p.m. Wednesday, Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Deputy S. Carr clocked a vehicle at 75 miles per hour in a 45mph zone on Louisiana Highway 33 near the Ruston city limits.

Carr activated his lights and siren, but the vehicle did not stop, turning on Frazier Road and then into the Tall Timbers Mobile Home Park. Once the vehicle stopped, Carr saw the driver jump into the back seat with other passengers.

The driver, 31-year-old William Martinez, was arrested. Through a translator, Martinez admitted he did not have a driver’s license and that he was from Honduras and in the U.S. illegally.

Martinez was booked for speeding, flight from an officer, no driver’s license, and possession of alcoholic beverages in a motor vehicle. Bail was set at $6,000.


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