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Person drives car into Calcasieu Ship Channel

Dive Team attempting to recover subject still inside
Posted at 9:04 PM, Nov 15, 2019

The Cameron Parish Sheriff's Office is currently trying to recover a person and their vehicle after they drove their car into the Calcasieu Ship Channel, KPLC is reporting.

Sheriff Ron Johnson told KPLC that deputies received a call about a reckless driver near Hackberry earlier this evening. When they attempted to conduct a traffic stop, the driver refused to stop and continued driving erratically.

The ensuing chase eventually reached the Cameron Ferry shortly before 7 p.m., and the subject drove the vehicle through two barricades and into the channel.

Deputies say they heard what they thought was a gunshot and saw the windshield break, but no one emerged from the vehicle.

The CPSO Dive Team has been called to the scene to attempt to recover the subject.