Two men were arrested on Sunday after allegedly leading State Police on a pursuit on I-10 from Westlake to Lake Charles.
State Police say the pursuit began after troopers attempted to pull over a 2012 Chrysler 200 around 7:00 pm Sunday. Troopers say they attempted to pull over the vehicle for a traffic violation just west of Sulphur. The driver of the vehicle, identified as 39-year-old Travis F. Reed of Crowley, briefly stopped before fleeing the scene.
Reed allegedly led troopers through the city of Westlake where he sideswiped a vehicle before heading back onto I-10. Troopers say they deployed spike strips on Interstate 210 where the pursuit ended. The pursuit lasted for about 15 minutes, according to troopers.
Reed and another passenger, 30-year-old Lionel S. Clement of Crowley, were arrested and transported to the Calcasieu Correction Center.
Reed was booked on charges of Following too close, flight from an officer, manufacture/ distribution of Schedule 1 narcotics (synthetic marijuana), attempt and conspiracy to distribute Schedule 1 narcotics, possession of promethazine, and money laundering.
Clement was booked on charges of manufacture/distribution of Schedule 1 narcotics (synthetic marijuana), attempt and conspiracy to distribute Schedule 1 narcotics, possession of promethazine, and money laundering.
No injuries were reported and no vehicles were damaged.
Westlake Police and the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office assisted with the pursuit.