Pursuit spanning two parishes ends with driver arrested

BATON ROUGE — Baton Rouge Police officers were involved in a pursuit that went into West Baton Rouge Parish and ended with the driver arrested.

It started on Sherwood Forest Blvd. & Boardwalk when officers tried to stop a black Honda Accord for an illegal tint. The driver instead, got on I-12 west around 4:30pm in Baton Rouge. During the pursuit, officers learned the vehicle had a switched license plate from another vehicle.

The driver then went into West Baton Rouge Parish where BRPD requested assistance from the WBRSO, but the driver turned around and drove over the old Mississippi River bridge back into East Baton Rouge Parish.

The pursuit ended at a gas station near Greenwell Springs Rd. & Joor Rd.

BRPD have one person in custody.

There is a very large scene as officers canvas the area looking for evidence the driver may have tossed out while he was being pursued by officers. The driver is said to have tossed out bags and even a gun while driving.

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