Len Archie Lott, 53, of
According to a news release, Lott was pulled over by Bossier Sheriff’s deputies after he changed lanes without signaling. After approaching Lott, deputies could smell alcohol on his breath. He then admitted to drinking three 24-ounce beers before getting behind the wheel.
Lott reportedly failed sobriety tests and had a .203 blood alcohol level.
While en route to the Bossier Maximum Security Facility, Lott told the arresting officer, “This is not over.” Lott continued by asking the deputy, “Do you know where your wife is?” He then made a noise like a shotgun blast, the news release states.
At the booking desk, Lott reportedly told the arresting officer that “This ain’t over with,” and he would see the deputy on Highway 80 again. Then, police reported the man ran his finger across his throat like he was cutting it.
- 1994 – charged with aggravated assault & disturbing the peace. He received 90 days in jail for the assault & a $100 fine for disturbing the peace.
- 1998 – possession of Marijua & possession of paraphernalia. $500 fine for marijuana, possession of paraphernalia nol prossed.
- 1999 – unauthorized use of a movable, property damage and disturbing the peace. The first count was nol prossed, 6 months for the 2nd count, all but time served suspended, and 5 days in jail for count 3.
- 2000 – simple battery and disturbing the peace (intoxicated). 30 days for the battery and 15 days for disturbing the peace.
- 2001 – aggravated assault & criminal property damages. 120 days, all but time served suspended.
- 2003 – All of the above charges were misdemeanors. On
May 15, 2003he was charged with aggravated battery, a felony. The charged involved threatening a woman with a pistol. Needless to say, the DA allowed him to plead down to a misdemeanor charge of simple battery, for which he got 120 days with credit for time served.
It will be interesting to see the bill of information on the current charges when it is filed. Will he be charged with a felony? Probably not. If he has no other DWI’s in a different jurisdiction, he will be charged with a misdemeanor 1st DWI. Failure to signal a lane change, who cares?
As far as threatening the deputy and the deputy’s wife, don’t expect much. The Bossier DA has a record of going very, very easy on people who attack or threaten police officers.