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LSP: North Carolina man arrested after police pursuit in Calcasieu

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Diego Alonzo Gomez / Louisiana State Police Diego Alonzo Gomez / Louisiana State Police

Louisiana State Police say a man from North Carolina is in jail tonight after allegedly leading police on a pursuit in Louisiana and Texas.
 
Sunday morning, troopers were alerted of a driver allegedly speeding and passing vehicles on the shoulder of I-10 in Calcasieu Parish.  Shortly after 9:00 a.m., a Trooper located the vehicle, driven by 22-year-old Diego E. Alonzo Gomez of Monroe, North Carolina, on I-10 Westbound near Vinton. Troopers say Alonzo Gomez refused to stop and a pursuit ensued. 
 
According to a release, Alonzo Gomez allegedly reached speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour as he traveled into Texas.  Once in Texas, the Orange (Texas) Police Department took over the pursuit.  Alonzo Gomez was successfully apprehended and arrested by the Vidor (Texas) Police Department.  He faces numerous charges in Texas.
 
The Louisiana State Police will obtain an arrest warrant for Alonzo Gomez for reckless operation of a motor vehicle and aggravated flight from an officer.  The Louisiana charges may result in a fine of up to $2,500 as well as up to 5 ½ years in prison if convicted. 

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