Driver arrested after traffic crash

A Simsboro man was arrested Saturday morning after he allegedly crashed into some trees and then resisted arrest.

The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a crash on La. Highway 3005 near Gahagan Road about 11:00 a.m. Saturday morning. The driver, Hosea Robinson, 62, said he lost control of his vehicle which left the roadway and struck several trees.

Robinson appeared to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. He was unable to stand or walk on his own. A deputy told Robinson he would assist him to a patrol vehicle for further evaluation, but the man walked away from the deputy and fell down. He then became belligerent and attempted to pull away from the deputy. During an attempt to handcuff him, Robinson reportedly resisted forcefully and told the deputy to get his hands off him. After Robinson would not comply to numerous commands and submit to the arrest, a Taser was deployed.

After Robinson was controlled and handcuffed, Ruston Ambulance Service arrived to treat his injuries caused by the traffic crash. He was taken to the Northern Louisiana Medical Center where he was treated and released.

Robinson was booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for a reckless operation of a vehicle and resisting an officer. Bail was set at $2,500.

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