Police: Intoxicated man admits 'stupidity' after burnout, chase through Slidell

Police: Intoxicated man admits 'stupidity' after burnout, chase through Slidell

SLIDELL, LA (WVUE) - Police say that a Lacombe man blamed "stupidity" for running from authorities after doing a burnout in front of a Slidell bar during a night of drinking.

Michael Williams, 45, was arrested early Saturday morning following a short vehicle pursuit through Slidell.

Slidell police say officers were conducting a patrol in the Olde Town area around 2 a.m. Saturday during bar closing. Officers say they observed Williams showing off in front of the bar by performing a "burnout" in his Chevy pickup truck.

When officers attempted to stop the vehicle, officers say he accelerated away from the scene.

Following a short chase, police say the pickup traveled off of the roadway and crashed into three trailers parked at the corner of Second Street and Teddy Avenue. At this point, Williams proceeded to flee the scene on foot.

Police say that Scout, a K-9 unit with the Slidell Police Department, caught Williams after a short foot chase. He was taken into custody and treated for minor dog bites at an area hospital.

Police say that Williams stated the reason he ran was "stupidity."

Williams was booked into the Slidell City Jail with reckless operation of a motor vehicle, aggravated flight from an officer, hit and run, resisting an officer by flight and driving while intoxicated.

Williams will be transferred to the St. Tammany Parish Jail where a bond will be set.

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