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Police chase ends in Franklin after car runs out of gas

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Maurice Rhine Maurice Rhine

After leading police on a high-speed chase Friday night, a 28-year-old Jeanerette man was apprehended when he ran out of gas, said police. 

The incident began about 11:11 p.m. when a Baldwin police officer with the assistance of a St. Mary Parish deputy attempted to pull over a vehicle on LA Highway 182 in Baldwin for allegedly being involved in an earlier hit-and-run crash.  

The car fled and continued to drive on LA Highway 182 and Martin Luther King Road, according to the St. Mary Parish Arrest Report. The Franklin Police Department assisted in working to stop the vehicle as the driver traveled into the City of Franklin. When the suspect turned down Willow Street in Franklin, the vehicle ran out of gas, stated in the report. Maurice Rhine was taken into custody. Investigators say the vehicle was stolen out of Baton Rouge and Rhine had active arrest warrants. 

He was transported to the St. Mary Parish Jail on charges of aggravated flight from an officer, hit and run driving, operating a vehicle with a suspended driver's license, illegal possession of stolen things, warrant for failure to appear on the charges of direct contempt of court, failure to use seatbelts, and failure to honor written promise to appear, and Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office (Texas) warrant for theft and unauthorized use of a vehicle.

No bail is set.


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