Carencro man arrested on DWI charge following chase down Hwy 90 - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Carencro man arrested on DWI charge following chase down Hwy 90

Joseph Jacobs. (Source: St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office) Joseph Jacobs. (Source: St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office)
ST. MARY PARISH, LA (KPLC) -

A Carencro man was arrested on charges of DWI and flight from an officer, following a police chase on Highway 90 through St. Mary Parish.

On Thursday morning, at approximately 4 a.m., the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office received a call originating from the Louisiana State Police Troop C regarding a vehicle traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of Highway 90. A St. Mary Parish deputy near Amelia responded, but the vehicle failed to stop and continued traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes, according to a news release

Traci Landry, spokeswoman for the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office, said the vehicle continued traveling through Morgan City into Berwick, where additional units from the Morgan City and Berwick Police Departments joined the chase. The multiple agencies stopped the vehicle near the Berwick-Bayou Vista line, where the driver, 26-year-old Joseph Jacobs, of Carencro, was arrested and booked into the parish jail.

No bond has been set.

A deputy responding to the call was involved in a crash with an 18-wheeler near the Martin Luther King exit in Morgan City. The officer was transported to Thibodaux Regional Medical Center, treated and released in stable condition.

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