Two Crowley men were arrested Sunday evening after they led Louisiana State Police and officers with two other agencies on a pursuit that went down I-10 and I-210.

A trooper with Louisiana State Police Troop D tried to pull over 39-year-old Travis Reed's car on I-10 in an area west of Sulphur when the guy ended up driving away from the trooper.

At first, Reed started to pull over and stop his car, but then he took off.

State Police, officers from the Westlake Police Department and the Calcasieu Sheriff's Office all ended up chasing Reed's car.

Travis Reed, photo courtesy of Louisiana State Police

The man then drove down I-10, got off in Westlake, drove through the town, hit a car, and then he got back onto Interstate Ten.

Reed's car was finally disabled when he drove onto I-210, and troopers had already put out spike strips.

What started out as a routine traffic stop for a routine traffic violation for the driver of this 2012 Chrysler 200, ended up with the man being arrested on a whole host of charges including the following:

  • Money laundering
  • Possession of promethazine
  • Attempt and conspiracy to distribut Schedule 1 narcotics
  • Flight from an officer
  • Manufacture/Distribution of Schedule 1 narcotics (synthetic marijuana)
  • Following too closely
Lionel Clemont, photo courtesy of Louisiana State Police

The guy in the passenger's seat, 30-year-old Lionel Clement, was arrested on several charges as well including the following:

  • Manufacture/Distribution of Schedule 1 narcotics (synthetic marijuana)
  • Attempt and conspiracy to distribute Schedule 1 narcotics
  • Possession of promethazine
  • Money laundring

No one was injured during the high speed pursuit, and both of these men from Crowley were booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center.

This all happened at around 7 o'clock last night, and the pursuit lasted about 15 minutes.