Reckless Driver Complaint Leads to DWI Arrest


Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies and Ashland Police arrested a Bienville Parish man on traffic and criminal charges near Ashland Friday, July 28 at 8:40 p.m. Ashland Police Chief Fred Holland contacted NPSO requesting assistance after he received calls from a frightened Ashland resident reporting a white SUV drove into her yard, cut donuts and left rapidly.

Deputies also had information that a vehicle traveling out of Red River Parish on La. Hwy 155 ran motorists off the roadway.

Holland responded to the area and learned a white Chevrolet Tahoe left the area traveling towards Creston on La. Hwy 153.

Deputies were en route to intercept the vehicle. Holland stopped the 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe operated by Bryan Wade Patton, 30, of Jamestown. Patton’s coordination appeared to be impaired. Deputies say Patton became combative and was placed under arrest.

The vehicle was impounded. An inventory led to the discovery of alcoholic beverage containers inside the vehicle.

Patton was transported to the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center for a chemical test for intoxication where he remained combative and attempted to fight deputies during the booking process. He also refused the chemical test.

Patton, of the 5000 block of La. Hwy 507, Jamestown was charged with DWI-1st Offense, Driving under Suspension, Possession of Alcoholic Beverages in a Vehicle, Resisting an Officer and 2-counts of Simple Criminal Damage to Property as a result of damages done to the private Ashland resident’s private property.

Patton remains in the Natchitoches Detention Center awaiting bond.

Deputy M. Giammone was assisted by Chief Holland in the arrest.