Berwick Police Chief David Leonard reports the following arrests:
CHRISTOPHER WILLIFORD JR. B/M 36 Francis St. Amelia was arrested on February 3, 2021 at 2:56 PM for
- DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED
- POSSESSION OF SCHEDULE II CDS COCAINE
- POSSESSION OF SCHEDULE II CDS HYDROCODONE
- POSSESSION OF SCHEDULE IV CDS XANAX
- CARELESS OPERATION OF A MOTOR VEHICLE WITH A CRASH
On February 3, 2021 at approximately 2:33 PM the Berwick Police Department responded to a single vehicle crash on US Hwy. 90 where a vehicle struck the side of the bridge. Upon arrival officers made contact with the driver of the vehicle who was identified as Williford. While speaking with Williford, officers detected signs of impairment from Williford. Williford performed poorly on standardized field sobriety tests and was placed under arrest. Upon searching Williford’s person and vehicle, suspected cocaine, Xanax, and Hydrocodone pills were located. Williford was transported to the Berwick Police Department where he provided a valid breath sample of .000G% BAC. Williford refused to give a urine or blood sample where a search warrant was later obtained. Williford was booked on the charges of Driving While Intoxicated, Possession of SCH II Cocaine, Possession of SCH II Hydrocodone, Possession of SCH IV Xanax, and Careless Operation of a Motor Vehicle with a Crash. Williford remains incarcerated at the Berwick Police Department where he awaits a bond hearing.
AKETA FRANCIS B/F 28 Pacific St. Berwick was arrested on February 3, 2021 at 4:41 PM for
- 2 MORGAN CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT WARRANTS FOR FAILURE TO APPEAR FOR THE CHARGE OF SIMPLE BATTERY
On February 3, 2021 at approximately 4:35 PM officers with the Berwick Police Department made contact with Francis at her residence for an unrelated complaint. During this time, it was learned that Francis had active warrants through the Morgan City Police Department. Francis was placed under arrest and transported to the Berwick Police Department. Following the booking process, Francis was transported to the Morgan City Police Department for incarceration.