CHALMETTE, La. – A Kenner cab driver was arrested after crashing his cab into a St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office vehicle. The cab driver crashed into the vehicle trying get away from narcotics agents, according to the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office. The cab driver had over $2,000 of high-grade marijuana as well.
Friday afternoon, authorities arrested Lanny “June” Williams, 45, according to the sheriff’s office.
Williams was at a parking lot on Paris Road, when agents attempted to apprehend him, according to the sheriff’s office.
“Williams accelerated in an effort to flee when he saw police and intentionally crashed into the front end of a marked sheriff’s unit, then continued to drive before stalling in a large area of mud and water,” said a statement from the sheriff’s office.
According to the sheriff’s office, Williams was spotted throwing a large bag, before his car stalled and he was caught by agents, according to the sheriff’s office.
Inside the bag was almost a quarter pound of high-grade marijuana, worth more than $2,100. No one was injured in the crash, although Williams did approximately $5,000 of damage to the police vehicle, according to the sheriff’s office.
Williams was booked with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, attempted murder of a police officer for intentionally striking the sheriff’s vehicle and aggravated criminal damage to the vehicle he hit. Williams was also booked with aggravated flight from police and resisting arrest. No bond had been set pending an appearance by Williams before a judge.