You would think that with all of the construction on I-10, that would be the last place you would want to get into a high-speed chase. Yet that’s exactly what happened earlier this month. NOLA.com reported on the chase.
A man from Naples, Florida was arrested for stealing a company truck and other charges after a police chase on I-10 that reached speeds over 100 MPH. The chase started near LA-433 when police found the white Ford F250 pulling a green trailer.
The chase lasted for about a half hour and went over the I-10 Twin Span Bridge before officers used spike strips to stop the chase. Both vehicles in the chase lost all four tires from the strip, but the deputies managed to maintain control of their vehicle.
Luckily, the accused also wasn’t injured and the stolen property was recovered. He was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail.
We are glad that this police chase ended safely. There have been several that have caused tragic accidents in New Orleans, like the crash into the beauty salon last year that killed three. Officers have strict regulations they must follow to engage in a car chase thanks to previous bad accidents.