ADDIS, LA (WAFB) - A high speed pursuit that started around 2:30 p.m. in Addis Friday ended on S River Road.
Addis Police Chief Ricky Anderson says an officer tried to stop a vehicle for a temp tag that could not be read. Instead, the driver, identified as Huey Batiste, fled.
"He thought he had outstanding warrants for child support, but he did not have any," said Chief Anderson.
The pursuit, reaching speeds up to 90 mph, started in Addis on LA 1 southbound. Batiste then turned east at the Dow light and went to River Road, then turned north. The entire pursuit lasted about five minutes, with Batiste flipping his car numerous times. The car landed halfway up the levee. Officers found Batiste hanging out of the window of his vehicle.
Batiste, who is from Plaquemine, was in critical condition and was rushed to a local hospital. Once released, he will be charged with flight from an officer.