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Arrest made in Sulphur high speed chase

SULPHUR, LA (KPLC) -

An arrest has been in Tuesday's high speed chase in Sulphur.

According to a news release from the Sulphur Police Department, authorities were dispatched to Alice Street in reference to a reckless driving complaint.

Authorities said officers located a silver 2007 Chrysler Aspen.

The driver was later identified as 33-year-old Jason Goodwin, of Sulphur, authorities said.

According to authorities, when Goodwin saw the officer, he attempted to back down the street, hitting a trash can.

Authorities said Goodwin then proceeded forward toward the officer. The officer reportedly gave verbal commands to Goodwin to stop.

Authorities said Goodwin attempted to drive around the police unit, striking the door of the unit and pinning the officer to the door.

"Fleeing the scene, Goodwin struck a mailbox continuing at a high rate of speed, heading Eastbound on Alice Street, then eastbound on Hwy 90," the release states.

Authorities said Goodwin ran a red light at the intersection of Hwy. 90 and Beglis, losing control of the vehicle and striking a utility pole on the southeast corner.

Authorities said traffic control signals were knocked down in the intersection, completely blocking traffic on Hwy. 90. Another vehicle that was stopped at the intersection was also hit.

Authorities said Goodwin sustained serious injuries and was transported to West Cameron Hospital.

He was charged with driving while under the influence, hit and run driving, resisting a police officer with force or violence, disregarding red light, careless operation, driving under suspension and felony possession of marijuana.

The officer involved was treated and later released, authorities said.

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