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Sulphur PD charge Alabama man after high speed chase on I-10 E

Posted at 1:11 PM, Jun 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-02 14:11:51-04

SULPHUR, La. — The Sulphur Police Department have charged an Alabama man after a high speed chase on I-10 Eastbound Monday night that ended in Lafayette Parish.

According to SPD, on Monday, June 01 at approximately 6:07 p.m., officers attempted to stop a vehicle eastbound on I-10 for a traffic violation.

The driver, later identified as Trentin D. Ferguson of Alabama, refused to pull over and increased speed to over 100 miles per hour.

Investigators say the pursuit continued onto Interstate 210 into Lake Charles. Ferguson then exited the interstate near Enterprise Boulevard and continued on Prien Lake Road.

Ferguson got back on Interstate 210 westbound until he got to I-10 and then went back eastbound.

The pursuit continued at speeds more than 100 miles per hour with Ferguson continuously passing on the shoulder.

SPD say that spike strips were placed at various locations along I-10 but Ferguson was able to avoid them. Spike strips were successful near mile marker 99, but Ferguson continued until he ran off the road and into the trees near mile marker 101 in Lafayette Parish next the University Avenue Exit.

Ferguson then exited his vehicle and ran on foot. Officers gave chase and Ferguson was taken into custody at approximately 7:12 p.m.

Ferguson was booked into the Lafayette Parish Jail and later transported to the Calcasieu Correctional Center.

Police say that Ferguson was charged with Speeding, Aggravated Flight, Possession of a Legend Drug with Intent to Distribute, Resisting an Officer, and Driving Under Suspension.

Ferguson was also in possession of four cases of Promethazine Cough Syrup.

Police also learned the Ferguson was on Parole for Robbery out of Alabama. Ferguson also has charges pending from other agencies involved.

SPD say that multiple agencies assisted in the case including Louisiana State Police Troop D and Troop I, Lake Charles Police Department, Lafayette Police Department and the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office.

(Video courtesy of Sandy and Dylan Vidrine)

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