Woman arrested after blocking highway

Ruston Police arrested a Dubach woman on Thanksgiving after she was found standing in the roadway blocking traffic.

Police received reports a woman was walking in the roadway on S. Farmerville St. and dodging traffic intentionally causing obstruction to motorists. Later, a witness saw similar behavior on E. Georgia Avenue (U.S. 80).

An officer found Martha Ann Jackson, 34, in the road. She was arrested and booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for simple obstruction of a roadway.

Jackson was arrested by the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office for similar behavior in 2021.

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