SLIDELL, LA (WAFB) - Police said a suspected drunk driver did a "burnout" in front of them early Saturday morning before reportedly leading them on a chase that resulted in a crash and finally ended when a police dog caught the driver after he jumped out of the vehicle and tried to run away.
The Slidell Police Department reported Michael Williams, 45, of Lacombe, was booked into the city jail on charges of driving while intoxicated, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, aggravated flight from an officer, hit and run and resisting an officer by flight. Officers said he will be transferred to the St. Tammany Parish Jail where bond will be set.
According to officers, Williams said "stupidity" was the reason he fled.
Investigators said officers were on foot patrol around 2 a.m. when they saw Williams showing off in front of a bar by doing a "burnout" in his truck. They added when they tried to stop him he sped off, starting the chase. According to reports, the truck went off the road during the chase and hit three trailers in a parking lot. Officers said he then got out of the truck and ran off.
Officials reported K-9 Scout and his handler caught up with Williams a short time later. They added the suspect was taken into custody and treated at the hospital for minor dog bites.