Driver found with drugs

A Dubach man who was arrested Saturday afternoon after reports of his alleged reckless driving was found to have drugs in his possession

The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office received four phone calls reporting a reckless driver on Louisiana Highway 33. Callers said when the vehicle turned from La. Highway 3072 onto La. 33, it swerved across the center line of the highway and almost caused a head-on collision. The vehicle also ran off the road onto the shoulder and crossed the centerline, according to callers.

Deputy J. Burnham spotted a vehicle matching the description and saw it swerve into the center turning lane while its right turn signal was on.

The driver, James M. Gilmore, 61, of Dubach was stopped. Gilmore said the brake caliper on the Ford Bronco was locked up, causing it to pull to the right. He reportedly admitted to swerving across the centerline.

During booking at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center, a small plastic bag containing alprazolam (Xanax) was found in Gilmore’s pants pocket. He was booked for possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance, reckless operation of a vehicle, improper lane usage and operating an unsafe vehicle.

Bail was set at $10,000.

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