Driver arrested despite false name


A motorist’s attempt to conceal his identity to avoid arrest failed Monday morning when he was stopped by Ruston Police.

Reuben Bridges, 40, of Ruston was stopped when an officer clocked him traveling 40 miles per hour in a 25 mph zone. During the stop, Bridges gave his name as Ruben Clemons several times, stating he did not have a driver’s license and a records check showed no license for that name. However, a check of his date of birth and social security number matched the name of Ruben D. Bridges.

Records indicated Bridges was wanted on four warrants by the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office and one from Ruston City Court for driving under suspension. The nature of the LPSO warrants was not immediately available.

Bridges was arrested and booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for speeding, driving under suspension, resisting an officer by false information, and the five warrants.