LAFOURCHE PARISH, LA (WVUE) - The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office says a man ran from deputies after a traffic stop on Oct. 26, leaving a child unrestrained in his car.
Deputies arrested Herbert Simmons, 40, this morning in connection with the incident.
They say around 2:30 p.m., deputies in Raceland saw the driver of a white pickup truck fail to stop for a stop sign. They tried to pull the vehicle over, but the driver of the truck, later identified as Simmons, sped away. He eventually stopped the vehicle and exited with an alcoholic beverage, then fled on foot. A deputy pursued Simmons but was unable to catch him.
Another deputy at the scene inspected the vehicle and found a female passenger and a toddler who had been unrestrained inside the vehicle. Following the incident, deputies obtained warrants for Simmons' arrest for aggravated flight from an officer, resisting an officer, child desertion, possession of alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle, a stop sign violation and improper child restraint. He also had outstanding warrants for two counts of contempt of court.
Deputies came across Simmons again this morning and arrested him without incident. He was taken to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center where he was booked on the aforementioned charges. His bond was set at $57,900.