BPD: Man nearly ran over 3 people: Allegedly hit police car during Sunday morning chase

Published 6:13 am Friday, July 8, 2016

A Bogalusa man was arrested early Sunday, after he fled in a car from police officers and then allegedly nearly ran over three people, one of whom was in a wheelchair.

According to acting Assistant Chief James Smith, police got a call about an intoxicated person at a residence on Erie Avenue.

Smith said officers arrived to find Larry Page, 25, of Bogalusa, at the home. Smith said officers attempted to subdue Page, but Page got away.

“He ignored the officers and a small pursuit ensured and it ended with him striking a police unit with an officer in it,” Smith said.

During the pursuit, Smith said Page nearly ran over the three people.

Page was charged with reckless operation of a vehicle, resisting arrest, disturbing the peace, three counts of attempted vehicular homicide, aggravated flight from officers, expired license plate, driving while intoxicated-second, no motor vehicle insurance and possession of alcohol in vehicle.

Man arrested     for negligent homicide

In an unrelated arrest, a Bush man was arrested in relation to a car accident in October 2014 that left one man dead.

On July 5, Donald Richardson, 42, was arrested and charged with driving left of center/wrong side of highway, negligent homicide and with two counts of vehicular injuring. The charges stem from an Oct. 8, 2014, car accident at 8:50 p.m. on Louisiana Highway 21.

According to a report from Louisiana State Police, Richardson was traveling south on Highway 21 in a 2005 Ford truck when the truck veered into oncoming traffic and collided with a 1997 Dodge Truck, killing Howard Woodward, 69, of Franklinton.

Woodward was not wearing a seatbelt, and two others, who were wearing seatbelts, lived but suffered “moderate injuries.”

According to State Police Troop L spokesperson Dustin Dwight, Richardson was only recently arrested for the charges because he had been on probation for a crime he committed in Mississippi and he just completed that sentence.

“He just completed his initial sentence in Mississippi and is now being booked for his charges in Louisiana,” Dwight said.