Traffic Stop Leads to Pursuit and Drug Arrest
An attempted traffic stop by the Lake Charles Police Department on Saturday morning led to a pursuit and later an arrest on multiple charges.
According to a media release, when an officer attempted to make a traffic stop of a 2008 Mazda 6, white in color, it ran a red light at the intersection of Enterprise Blvd. and Prien Lake Road. The driver refused to pull over, which led officers on a pursuit, "...through Westlake, Sulphur and on to Vinton." The driver of the vehicle finally crashed the vehicle in the 6000 block of Stewart Rd. in Vinton La. The subject attempted to flee on foot after crashing the vehicle but was taken into custody by officers."
The driver, Shane Earl, 43, was charged with aggravated flight from an officer, resisting an officer with force, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
There were reportedly no injuries.