The Bossier City Police Department conducted a sobriety checkpoint over the weekend in the 4000 block of Airline Drive which resulted in the arrests of two people for DWI including one man who fled from officers.
Officers stopped Christopher G. Vines, 30, of Bossier City and asked him to exit the vehicle due to him exhibiting signs of intoxication. However Vines refused to get out of his vehicle and then drove off. Officers pursued Vines north on Airline Drive and then west on Brown Boulevard. Vines stopped his vehicle at his home nearby on Downs Circle and ran over his mailbox in the process. Vines was taken into custody and booked on charges of DWI 1st offense, aggravated obstruction of a highway and resisting an officer.
Richard G. Connell, 54, of Shreveport was also arrested for DWI 1st offense during the checkpoint.
Officers also issued nine citations for various traffic violations. The checkpoint was conducted from 10 p.m. Saturday, February 19 until 3 a.m. Sunday, February 20. Officers checked a total of 440 vehicles.
The checkpoint was funded by grant money from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission.
From Bossier City Police Department