Passing a deputy on Grand Ecore Bridge results in arrest and seizure of handgun

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A car passing other vehicles on the Grand Ecore Bridge Monday, July 18 at 7:20 a.m. led to the arrest of a Red River Parish man on traffic charges and the seizure of a firearm.
A Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s deputy traveling in an unmarked unit on La. Hwy 6 East requested assistance from NPSO patrol deputies in reference to a gold 2017 Nissan Altima passing him in a curved portion no passing zone on the Red River Grand Ecore Bridge nearly causing a traffic crash.
Deputies stopped the vehicle on Payne Drive.
The operator was identified as Julius D. Brisker, 21, of Coushatta.
Deputies observed a 1-year-old child and a 6-week-old infant on the back seat. The 1-year-old was not properly restrained.
Deputies learned during the traffic stop that Brisker’s drivers license was suspended.
Deputies also learned of a gun in the vehicle and recovered a Keltec .32 caliber handgun with an obliterated serial number.
The firearm will be submitted to the crime lab for analysis and possible serial number identification to determine if it is stolen or involved in a crime.
Brisker is charged with Passing in a No Passing Zone, Driving under Suspension, Child Passenger Restraint Violation and Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number.
Brisker told deputies he was trying to get to Payne Sub-Division to drop the children off to a relative.
The children were released to a relative at the scene.