Troopers: Woman admits to smoking meth before high-speed chase

Troopers: Woman admits to smoking meth before high-speed chase

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Louisiana State Police arrested a woman Sunday after Troopers were led in a high-speed chase.

A State Trooper investigated a hit-and-run crash in Ascension Parish on Sunday just before he spotted a vehicle in East Baton Rouge Parish that may have been involved.

The vehicle matched the description and had damage consistent with the hit-and-run, according to the report.

The Trooper attempted to pull over 27-year-old Sarah Guillot of Hammond, LA on Highland Road near US 61, but she sped off southbound on US 61.

After a few minutes, Guillot began to stop on the side of US 61, but then she sped off again reaching speeds of 80 mph.

Backup was called in, and a spike strip was used to slow the suspect. Her tires were flattened and she ran a red light, according to Troopers.

The chase continued on I-10 Westbound and Troopers boxed the vehicle in to slow it down. The chase reached speeds of 80 mph.

While the vehicle was being stopped, Guillot is accused of hitting two marked LSP units. While steering her vehicle directly into an LSP Trooper unit, she lost control of her vehicle and crashed into the center concrete barrier on I-10, west of LA 3246.

According to the LSP report, there was little to no traffic on I-10 westbound.

Guillot was taken into custody at about 9:20 p.m.. When asked by police why she fled the scene, she admitted to smoking a "bump of meth" earlier in the evening and she didn't have insurance.

During her arrest, Troopers say she tried to burn them with a lit cigarette. During the chase, Troopers say they saw her smoke cigarettes and throw them out of the window.

Guillot was transported to the East Baton Rouge Parish Jail and was booked charges of driving while intoxicated, reckless operation of a vehicle, two counts of aggravated battery, flight from an officer, improper lane usage, insurance required, license plate required and intentional littering.

No bond has been set at the time of this report.

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