Baton Rouge police on Wednesday arrested a man accused of drinking while driving, slamming into a metal pole and “trapping” an “officer in the cuffs” when he tried to arrest him, according to an arrest document.
Lawrence Jackson Jr. was driving in the 2300 block of Monte Sano Avenue about 11:50 p.m. when he apparently crashed into a street pole, according to the arrest report. A woman called police after Jackson, 34, began knocking on her door and screaming that he had also hit a parked car in her driveway, the report says.
Jackson, who does not have a valid driver’s license, put debris from the crash in his trunk. Officers found skid marks in the woman’s front yard and two open containers of alcohol in Jackson’s car, police said.
But when officers tried to handcuff him at a nearby police station, Jackson acted up.
“While officers were attempting to place the defendant back in affiant’s vehicle, (Jackson) quickly spun around on an officer removing restraints, trapping the officer in the cuffs, then forcing the officer against a desk, where the officer sustained a laceration to his arm,” Jackson’s arrest document says.
The document does not say how the officers gained control of Jackson.
Jackson told the officers several times that he would sue them and have them fired, the arrest document said.
Jackson, 11060 Avenue D St., Baton Rouge, was booked Wednesday into Parish Prison on counts of drinking in a motor vehicle, careless operation, obstruction of justice, driving without a license, resisting an officer with force or violence and public intimidation.
He was released Friday after posting a $8,100 bond, booking records show.
Editor’s note: This story was edited on Dec. 27. It originally said that Jackson handcuffed the officer. Baton Rouge police spokeswoman Sgt. Mary Ann Godawa said the officer was not handcuffed, and that being “trapped” in handcuffs, as Jackson’s arrest document states, is not the same as being handcuffed. Godawa said the fingers on one of the officer’s hands were trapped in the handcuffs. The Advocate changed the story and quoted the arrest affidavit.