A Mississippi man faces numerous charges after crashing his automobile into a bridge railing on Highway 21 north of Bogalusa. Yesterday (June 3, 2021), a Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a report of the crash and encountered William K. Mixon, age 51 and a resident of Rankin Road in Columbia, Mississippi.
Mixon reportedly failed all roadside sobriety tests and was in possession of heroin. He reportedly confessed to injecting the drug a short time earlier when he was in Bogalusa. The heroin was seized and placed into evidence and Mixon was arrested and transported to the Washington Parish Jail after he was medically cleared at a local hospital. At the jail, he was booked on charges of possession of heroin, driving while intoxicated, possession of drug paraphernalia, careless operation of a vehicle, no driver’s license and contempt of court.
“I’m grateful no one was injured,” stated Sheriff Randy Seal. “The bridge railing could easily been another vehicle. Impaired drivers are a menace to all motoring citizens. Thanks, officer, for getting Mixon off of our highway and taking more illegal drugs out of our community.”