Arrests made after drag-racing incident in Gonzales

Ascension Parish deputies arrested two people allegedly involved in a drag-racing incident Friday night.

Officials say at 9:30 p.m. on March 10, APSO deputies responded to reports of reckless driving involving multiple vehicles in various business parking lots throughout the parish.

Deputies were able to locate the group of drivers, along with bystanders, at Ralph’s Supermarket on Hwy 44. Upon arrival, deputies observed several vehicles doing donuts with passengers sitting on top of the doors while the cars were spinning.

Authorities say deputies made several traffic stops as the group of drivers and bystanders attempted to leave. Deputies arrested Avante Jones, 20, for reckless operation, damage to property, and trespassing. Deputies also arrested Schylar Mays, 20 for principle to reckless operation, principle to damage to property, and trespassing.

“I offer this warning to those who would duplicate this behavior – it will not be tolerated here in Ascension Parish,” said Ascension Parish Sheriff Bobby Webre. “These dangerous stunts could result in serious injury or death to the drivers and the bystanders. It is our continuing mission to ensure the safety of the citizens and guests we serve in this great parish. If you think you will get away with such crimes, you should think twice because we will locate you, we will arrest you, and your vehicle will be towed at your expense. Thank you to the concerned citizens who contacted our dispatchers and provided information that led to the safe resolution of this matter.”

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