Louisiana State Police Catch Alabama Man After Car Chase
An out-of-state man leads police on a wild chase through three parishes.
Louisiana State Police Spokesperson Troopers Stephen Hammons says around 11:45 a.m. on Monday, a trooper noticed 37-year-old Bryan Yates of Alabama following another vehicle too closely on I-10 eastbound at milepost 115. Hammons says when Yates pulled over at a gas station, the officer asked Yates to get out of his vehicle, but he sped away.
He says Yates led troopers onto the Atchafalaya Bridge and all the way through St. Martin and Iberville Parishes and into West Baton Rouge Parish. There, the front of Yates’ vehicle hit the back of a truck. Hammons says he then tried to run away on foot but only got a few feet from his car.
The driver of the truck was not injured, but Yates, who was also suspected of being under the influence of drugs, suffered minor injuries and went to the hospital.
Yates will be booked into the West Baton Rouge Jail then transported to the St. Martin Parish Jail where he will be booked for following too close, speeding, careless operation, resisting an officer, aggravated flight from an officer, improper lane use, no seatbelt, DWI, aggravated assault, failure to signal and possession of crack cocaine.