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Suspected overdose leads to high-speed chase, property damage

Posted at 12:01 PM, Jul 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-13 09:02:51-04

A suspected overdose ended with a high-speed chase on Tuesday, Lafayette Police say.

Officers were called to a gas station on Evangeline Thruway at about 6 a.m. Tuesday, and found two people in a vehicle who were unresponsive.

Firefighters there to administer first aid suspected overdoses, and ambulance personnel were called to administer Narcan to the people, police said. The passenger fell out of the car, but after receiving the Narcan the driver woke up, saw police and fled the scene in the vehicle, police said.

On his way out of the parking lot, the vehicle rammed the officer's unit, the ambulance and a civilian vehicle that was parked there. Driving at high speeds, the driver fled toward Maurice, but officers pulled back to try to minimize the danger to people on the road, police say.

The vehicle eventually turned around, and the driver was stopped by Lafayette Police.

More updates will be available once new information has been identified.