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Man found in underwear after crashing into Slidell airport gate, officials say

A man crashed through the north gate of the Slidell Airport early Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, exited and went back through the airport’s main gate, crashed into a telephone pole that fell on top of his vehicle and then fled into the nearby woods, Airport Manager Richard Artigue said. About two hours later, someone called to report a man lying across Belair Boulevard in his underwear, and the man was arrested.
A man crashed through the north gate of the Slidell Airport early Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, exited and went back through the airport’s main gate, crashed into a telephone pole that fell on top of his vehicle and then fled into the nearby woods, Airport Manager Richard Artigue said. About two hours later, someone called to report a man lying across Belair Boulevard in his underwear, and the man was arrested.

Slidell Municipal Airport has been the scene of a series of bizarre incidents this year, but Monday morning’s events may have topped the list.

A man who said he was heading to Slidell to see a “voodoo doctor” crashed through one of the airport’s gates and later ended up lying across the entrance to a neighboring subdivision in just his underwear, claiming a snake had gone up his pants.

Airport manager Richard Artigue said the man, driving a 2001 Chevy Tahoe, crashed through the north gate of the airport shortly before 9 a.m. and drove in. He exited immediately, only to re-enter through the airport’s open main gate, where he crashed into a telephone pole that fell on top of his vehicle.

He fled into nearby woods, Artigue said, but about two hours later, someone called to report a man lying across Belair Boulevard in his underwear. Slidell police arrested him.

The man, identified as Kevin Bolton, 43, lives in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He was booked on counts of careless operation of a vehicle and hit-and-run.

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