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On February 5, shortly after midnight, APD officers attempted to stop a vehicle for having no brake lights near Overton Street and Huffman Street. When officers turned on their emergency lights and siren, the vehicle sped up and attempted to flee. The driver continued recklessly, running stop signs and red lights, driving into oncoming traffic and exceeding the speed limit by approximately 25 mph.
While fleeing, the driver threw a small package out of the window of the car and continued fleeing. The driver eventually stopped on Harris Street, where officers took him into custody and identified him as Shontell Seawright, 44. On the floorboard of the car, officers saw a white, rock-like substance, suspected to be crack cocaine. Another officer found the package that was thrown from the car, and it contained more of the suspected crack cocaine.
Seawright was charged with Improper Tail Lights, Aggravated Flight from an Officer, Possession of CDS II (Cocaine), Obstruction of Justice, Improper Vehicle Equipment, Running a Stop Sign, Running a Red Light, and No Driver's License. He was booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center; this is his 38th booking.