Stroll down the middle of Interstate 20 ends with arrest

Bowden
Bowden

A Grambling man was arrested after Webster Parish Sheriff’s deputies finally got him out of the middle of the road on Interstate 20.

Frederick W. Bowden, 50, of the 100 block of Harris Street in Grambling, was arrested Tuesday, July 28, and charged with pedestrian on interstate highway, resisting an officer and resisting an officer by flight. Bond was set at $2,150.

Deputy John Lewis Jr. was dispatched to I-20 between mile markers 38 and 47 eastbound in reference to a man walking down the middle of the road. When he arrived, he asked Bowden to come to the side of the road, and when he did, Lewis says he walked toward him in what appeared to be an angry manner.

Bowden told the deputy he was headed to Shreveport from Grambling during the initial interview. He then took off back toward the middle of the highway, nearly getting run over, according to the police report.

Lewis yelled at him several times to get out of the middle of the road, but Bowden refused. The deputy then chased Bowden and attempted to place him in handcuffs, and according to the report, he pulled away and raised his hand as if to hit him. Lewis was able to subdue Bowden and place him
under arrest.

According to Revised Statute 32:216(C), “It shall be unlawful for any pedestrian to cross an interstate highway, except in the case of an emergency.”

He was transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center for booking.

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