High speed chase leads to 35 traffic, DWI counts for Napoleonville man

Marty Jamison Sr
Marty Jamison Sr

Deputies arrested a Napoleonville man after a high-speed chase Thursday on La. 308, La. 70 and La. 1 that ended in Iberville Parish when the driver rammed a deputy’s car and the deputy shot out a tire, the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office reported Friday.

Marty J. Jamison Sr., 52, 139 Jones St., already faced prosecution on two pending drunken driving counts and a possession of cocaine count in Assumption resulting from arrests in October and January, deputies said in a news release.

Jamison was booked Thursday on 34 traffic counts and a count of fifth-offense DWI, all related to Thursday’s chase, deputies said.

The Assumption Sheriff’s Office gave the following account of the incident.

The chase began when a sheriff’s deputy began following Jamison as he was driving 25 mph below the 55 mph speed limit on La. 308 near Spur La. 70 and crossed the center line.

The deputy tried to pull over the car that Jamison was driving, a Buick registered in his father’s name. Jamison pulled away, reaching 90 mph on La. 308, and then raced through neighborhood streets in the Bertrandville community.

Jamison made it back to La. 70 and then La. 1, where he was driving in excess of 100 mph.

Once in Iberville Parish, Jamison began to slow down and pull to the shoulder of La. 1 to try to make a U-turn.

A second Assumption deputy assisting in the chase tried to cut off Jamison’s Buick on La. 1 in Iberville Parish, but Jamison did not slow down and slammed into the deputy’s car.

That deputy got out and a fired three shots at the Buick, shooting out a tire.

After Jamison was in custody, deputies said, they recovered a semi-automatic pistol in a paper bag from his Buick and saw an empty beer bottle in the car. Deputies said Jamison’s breath smelled of alcohol.

Jamison refused field sobriety or blood-alcohol breath tests once at the Assumption Parish Detention Center in Napoleonville, but deputies obtained a warrant to obtain a sample of Jamison’s blood, deputies said.

Jamison was booked in Iberville Parish as a fugitive and then taken to the Assumption Parish Jail, where he was booked on driving left of center, improper lane usage, general speeding, nine counts of stop sign violations, 12 counts of no turn signals, two counts of traffic control signals, and vehicles must yield at railroad crossings.

Also, reckless operation, operating a vehicle while under suspension for a prior DWI conviction, aggravated flight from an officer, aggravated criminal damage to property, aggravated assault with a motor vehicle upon a peace officer, open container, no seat belt and DWI fifth-offense, deputies said.

Bail for Jamison had not been set as of Friday morning, deputies said.

Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack said Jamison has one DWI conviction and one DWI arrest that went through pretrial intervention before conviction, as well as the two other DWI counts that are pending.

Jamison was not charged in connection with the pistol in the car, Waguespack said. The sheriff said after investigators found the weapon had no registration record, they contacted the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives about the firearm.