Police say drunk driver tore through airport fences
KENNER - Police arrested a 23-year-old Paulina man after officers said he drove through a pair of fences onto a runway at Louis Armstrong International Airport Wednesday.
Officers said Kaleb Clement was booked with one count of hit-and-run driving and one count of driving while intoxicated.
Members of the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office and Kenner Police responded to a 911 call about the car around 12:52 p.m. Officers said Clement's car drove through the airport’s perimeter fence on the northwest side of the airfield. He continued driving on airport property, before crashing through a fence on the northeast side of the airport.
Authorities earlier said Clement abandoned his vehicle on the runway, but later said that was not the case.
Southbound Airport Road at Veterans Memorial Boulevard in Kenner was closed while police investigated the crash.
The airport said the incident didn't affect any flights or airport operations.