Police chase ends in crash, suspect in custody

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - One person is in custody after a crash during a police chase Tuesday morning, according to investigators.

Louisiana State Police identified the suspect as Alvin Lathers, 31, of Baton Rouge. He is facing the following charges:

  • Aggravated flight from an officer
  • Reckless operation
  • Negligent injuring
  • Hit and run
  • Driving with a suspended driver's license for DWI
  • Misuse of a dealer tag
  • Fake motor vehicle sticker
  • No insurance
  • Failure to register a vehicle
  • Aggravated obstruction of a highway of commerce
  • Probation and parole warrant for possession with intent to distribute marijuana

Troopers confirmed they tried to pull over a vehicle on US 61 (Airline Highway) near Siegen Lane around 6:30 a.m., but the driver reportedly refused to stop. Officials reported they chased the vehicle until it crashed on the exit ramp from I-10 West to College Drive.

The exit ramp was partially blocked for about an hour. It was fully reopened just before 8 a.m.

The Baton Rouge Police Department assisted in police chase, officials said.

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