On December 26, 2021, a Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy arrested a driver with a suspended license after encountering him on Highway 10 traveling in excess of 80 mph. The driver, Laquincy Donshae Stewart, age 24 and a resident of Vernon School Road, was stopped in the vicinity of Poplarhead Road. The deputy learned that Stewart had an outstanding warrant for felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile in addition to a warrant for traffic offenses.
Stewart was transported to the Washington Parish Jail where he was booked on the outstanding warrants in addition to traffic violations. His bond was set at $3,000 and he was able to post bond for his release on December 28, 2021.
Stewart has one previous stay in the Washington Parish Jail. In April 2017 he was arrested on two counts of forcible rape. He was released two days later after posting a $125,000 bond.
“Highway 10 is not a racetrack,” stated Sheriff Randy Seal. “Slow down! Numerous curves and hills, combined with lots of traffic, dictates that Highway 10 be driven in a cautious manner. Excessive and careless driving on any road in our parish will earn you a ticket. Slow down, be safe and respect our speed laws. Our deputies cannot be everywhere at once, but they are always out seeking anyone who is violating any of the laws of our state and parish.”