Traffic violations prompt arrest

A Ruston man was arrested for driving in excess of 100 miles per hour and other traffic violations Tuesday.

A Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy clocked a Toyota sedan eastbound on Interstate 20 at 114 miles per hour in a 70 mph zone. The deputy caught up to the Toyota and saw it weaving in and out of traffic at a high rate of speed without signaling lane changes, placing other motorists in danger. The vehicle was paced by the patrol car at 96 mph before it exited at La. Highway 33 where the deputy stopped it.

The driver, Christopher S. Lowery, Jr., 19, was seen trying to conceal a glass liquor bottle. Although Lowery could not produce a driver’s license, a records check showed he possessed a valid license.

Lowery was arrested and booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for speeding 114/70, reckless operation of a vehicle, failure to signal, open container, and no driver’s license in possession.

Bail was set at $3,500.

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