Reckless driving leads to one arrest and seizure of a handgun

A car passing other vehicles on the Grand Ecore Bridge has led to the arrest of a Red River Parish man on traffic charges and the seizure of a firearm according to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office.

On Monday morning, July 18th at approximately 7:20am, a Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputy traveling in an unmarked unit on La. Hwy 6 East requested assistance from NPSO patrol deputies in reference to a gold 2017 Nissan Altima passing him in a curved portion no passing zone on the Red River Grand Ecore Bridge nearly causing a traffic crash.

Deputies stopped the vehicle on Payne Drive off of La. Hwy 6 near Natchitoches.

The operator of the vehicle was identified as 21-year-old Julius D. Brisker of Coushatta, La.
Deputies observed a 1- year- old child and a 6-week-old infant in the backseat. The 1-year-old was not properly restrained.

Deputies learned during the traffic stop, that Brisker’s driver’s license was suspended.

Deputies also learned of a handgun being in the vehicle.

Deputies recovered a Keltec .32 caliber handgun from the vehicle with an obliterated serial number.

The firearm will be submitted to the crime lab for analysis and possible serial number identification to determine if it is stolen or involved in a crime.

Deputies arrested:
Julius D. Brisker, 21, of Coushatta, La. transported and booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center charged with Passing in a No Passing Zone, Driving under Suspension, Child Passenger Restraint Violation, and Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number.

Brisker remains in the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center awaiting bond.

Deputies say when they asked Brisker why he was passing on the bridge, he stated that he was trying to get to Payne Sub-Division to drop the children off to a relative.

The children were released to a relative at the scene.

Reckless Driving is one of the leading causes of traffic crashes. Give yourself some extra time, be patient, avoid distractions, and drive safely while traveling on roadways.