The driver, Kevin Bolton, 43, of Hattiesburg, Miss., reportedly told officers that he had been running from the police. However, no police were pursuing him at the time of the crash, reported about 8:30 a.m. Monday (Oct. 2, 2017), according to the Slidell Police Department.(
A motorist from Mississippi crashed through a fence at the Slidell Municipal Airport and then rammed into a utility pole while driving to see a "voodoo doctor" Monday morning (Oct. 2), according to the Slidell Police Department.
The driver, 43-year-old Kevin Bolton of Hattiesburg, reportedly told officers that he had been running from the police. However, no police were pursuing him at the time of the crash, reported about 8:30 a.m., according to authorities.
Prior to the crash, police fielded several reports regarding Bolton’s black 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe, seen driving erratically through Pearl River and on Interstate 12.
After crashing his Tahoe into the airport fence, Bolton ran into a nearby patch of woods, Slidell police said.
He was later found in the Belair subdivision of Slidell, wearing nothing but his underwear. Bolton, believed to be under the influence of narcotics, reportedly explained to officers that he had to strip off his clothes "because snakes were crawling up his pants."
He also claimed he was going to see a "voodoo doctor."
Bolton was booked into the Slidell jail with hit-and-run driving and careless operation of a motor vehicle.
Additional charges may be filed as part of the ongoing investigation, police said.