Man arrested, accused of trying to run over deputies during pursuit


Deputies with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office arrested Kenrick Frazier, 46, of Prairieville after a pursuit around 11PM Tuesday. 

According to documents, a deputy spotted Frazier’s vehicle swerving inside of his lane and he attempted to stop the vehicle. Frazier refused to stop though and led the deputy on a chase down Sherwood Forest Blvd. to South Harrells Ferry Rd. and then proceeded east. Several other deputies joined the pursuit, who managed to box the vehicle in and end the pursuit. 

When the deputies approached Frazier’s vehicle, he sped up and turned toward one of them, nearly hitting him.

Frazier then made a U-turn and fled back towards Sherwood Forest Blvd. nearly hitting another EBRSO unit at that intersection.

He continued down Sherwood Forest to N. Harrells Ferry Rd., then headed east, still being pursued by several EBRSO deputies. Once Frazier reached the dead end of North Harrells Ferry, he stopped and exited his vehicle, but refused to comply with deputies, according to the report. 

A taser was deployed but was not effective, so additional deputies had to take Frazier to the ground to take him into custody. Frazier was treated for a wound he received during his arrest and transported to a local hospital.

Frazier told investigators he had consumed approximately two pints of an unknown liquor that night and that he was unaware any deputies were attempting to stop his vehicle, which is why he did not pull over.

Frazier is charged with: improper lane usage, operating a vehicle while intoxicated, aggravated assault with a motor vehicle upon a police officer, reckless operation, driving under suspension, aggravated obstruction of a highway, flight from an officer and operating while under suspension from a previous DWI and transported to EBR Parish Prison.

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