• 50°

Man runs from moving car, pants on the ground

NATCHEZ — A Lorman man apparently found himself in a situation Monday morning that required him to get out of his car, fast.

And he allegedly did just that without bothering to stop the car, which was in the middle of traffic at a busy intersection.

Natchez-Adams Chamber of Commerce President Debbie Hudson was a passenger in a vehicle at the intersection of U.S. 61, D’Evereux Drive and Lynda Lee Drive at the time of the incident, approximately 9 a.m.

She saw a black Ford Mustang pull out of a business on the right side of the road on D’Evereux Drive. The car was in the wrong lane, headed into oncoming traffic, and the driving was erratic at best, Hudson said.

“The car is going crazy, it is in a lane, out a lane, then in the median, up on top of the median and then down off the median,” she said.

“I looked at (the driver in the car) Lauren and said, “Stay as far over as you can, that guy is crazy.”

Suddenly, the driver jumped out of the moving car, his pants around his knees, Hudson said.

“He ran across the boulevard, into traffic, and I don’t think he had any shoes on,” Hudson said.

“He took off running toward Walmart, and it looked like he was almost trying to stop other cars.”

The abandoned car continued into traffic, veering and hitting a car in the turning lane.

The driverless car came to a stop after it struck the other vehicle, and a Natchez police official said no injuries were reported from the incident.

The police were later able to arrest Brandon Hayes, 28, 7205 Red Leak Road, Lorman, on charges of leaving the scene of an accident, resisting arrest, DUI (other substance), and disorderly conduct (disobeying a law enforcement officer) in connection with the incident, officials said.

He was released Monday on a $2,342 bond.

News

Trash collection one day behind schedule for Thanksgiving

News

Ferriday man sentenced to life for 2019 slaying of Natchez schoolteacher

Business

Mayor: Silver Street raising and dock plans moving forward

News

Tree lighting event is Saturday in Natchez

News

Former Natchez Alderman David Massey dies at 72

News

Stewpot ready to serve needy on Thanksgiving

News

Saturday high-speed chase began in Louisiana, ended with crash in Natchez

News

No print edition of The Democrat on Friday

News

Natchez school board cancels bid opening for new high school due to COVID-19

News

5 Miss-Lou residents die of COVID-19 over weekend

News

Remains found in Natchez neighborhood

News

The Dart: Natchez resident loves music

News

Coroner: A Natchez woman dies with COVID-19 Sunday

DEVELOPING NEWS

Suspect in high-speed vehicle chase arrested in Natchez

BREAKING NEWS

Natchez Police investigating Saturday shooting that injured two people

News

Coroner: Two Ferriday men died with COVID-19 Saturday at Merit Health Natchez

News

Natchez freedmen and women largely funded Emancipation Monument in Washington, D.C.

News

Adams County coroner loses 25-year-old granddaughter to COVID-19, urges compliance with health guidelines

News

35-year-old Ferriday resident dies with COVID-19 as cases, hospitalizations continue rising

News

‘American Pickers’ star Mike Wolfe picks Natchez

News

COVID-19 numbers spike locally just before holidays

News

Norm Yvon resigns as lead administrator of Cathedral School

BREAKING NEWS

ACCS falls to Leake Academy in MAIS Class 5A state championship

News

Second suspect arrested in Tuesday armed robbery