Reckless driver chased down

A Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office supervisor was on patrol Sunday afternoon when he observed a Ford pick-up traveling north on Louisiana Highway 33 at a high rate of speed. The vehicle attempted to pass at least 10 vehicles by driving in the center turning lane. He continued traveling in a high rate of speed, swerving between vehicles making them hit the brakes to avoid hitting him.

The pick-up cut through the Cranford‘s Northside store parking lot at an unsafe speed and then headed west on Fraser Road with the deputy in pursuit. The suspect continued on Frasier Road and pulled into a mobile home park.

When approached by the deputy, the suspect was unable to identify himself because of a language barrier. He was placed under arrest and an interpreter went to the scene and advised him of his rights and the nature of the charges.

Kilmer Jose Ruiz, 22, Ruston was booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for reckless operation of a vehicle, resisting an officer by flight, and no driver’s license. Bail was set at $6,000.

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