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Attempted traffic stop in Jennings leads to high speed chase on I-10

Driver arrested for Flight from an Officer and drug charges, among more
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Posted at 5:54 PM, Feb 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-13 18:54:23-05

An attempted traffic stop turned into a high speed chase on I-10, with a Jeff Davis Parish driver reaching speeds of, at one point, 110 mph.

According to police, an officer attempted to make a traffic stop on a vehicle at 8 a.m. Thursday morning, but the vehicle sped away.

The vehicle reached speeds of over 100 mph in the city before the driver traveled onto I-10 Eastbound. There, his speed reached 110 mph.

The driver began discarding items out of the window of the vehicle, which were later recovered and determined to be an assortment of pills, heroin, and marijuana.

The driver, identified as Devin Mitchell, was arrested and charged with Aggravated Flight from an Officer, two counts of Obstruction of Justice, three counts of Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule II, two counts of Possession with Intent to Distrubute Schedule I, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Transactions Involving Drug Proceeds, and traffic offenses.

Mitchell was booked into the Jeff Davis Parish Detention Center. A bond has not yet been set.