Woman obstructs roadway, charged with public intoxication

At about 8 p.m. Monday night, Ruston Police responded to South Farmerville Street regarding several 911 calls reporting a woman wearing all black clothing standing in the street and cursing vehicles. A woman fitting the description was found walking in the street with her hand out holding up traffic.

The woman, Carlie E. Bryan, 32, of Ruston, made incoherent statements about the Bible, the spirit of the trees, being at war, and a dangerous plane in the air. She said she could not go home because it was not safe. 

Ruston Ambulance Service responded to the scene and several attempts were made to get Bryan to consent to a medical evaluation. During the conversation, Bryan attempted to walk out into the street twice and had to be told to stay out of the roadway. 

A witness told officers he observed Bryan in the roadway several times holding up traffic and yelling at people. The witness said Brian was going to end up in an altercation. The Police Department had dealt with Bryan three times earlier in the day. 

She was placed under arrest for obstruction of a roadway and disturbing the peace by appearing intoxicated in public. She was transported to the Lincoln Parish Detention Center and booked.

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