Bad luck for worse drivers
Richland Parish has proven to be a dangerous place for people running from the law.
Twice this week, people fleeing the police have made it to Richland Parish ... only to wreck their vehicles at the end of the chase.
About 1:30 a.m. Monday morning, Winnsboro police attempted to pull over a suspect after spotting a brown mini-van weaving in and out of the middle turning lane on Highway 15.
The driver made a run for it, heading north to Mangham at more than 120 miles per hour.
The car chase ended when the driver of the mini-van attempted to make a sharp turn off Highway 15, lost control of his car and ran through one Mangham resident’s yard before striking a fence.
The driver took off on foot and was sill being sought by the Winnsboro Police Department and Franklin Parish Sheriff’s Office were still looking for the driver as of press time.
A Monroe man wasn’t quite so lucky Tuesday night.
Monroe Police tried to pull over a car on Highway 165 South after an officer spotted it driving erratically. The driver refused to stop and police gave chase. He lead the Monroe Police and Louisiana State Police to Rayville where the Richland Parish Sheriff’s Office and Rayville Police Department joined in. Again, the driver lost control of his car and wrecked.
This time, however, officers were able to apprehend him.
At this time, they say they discovered the driver was driver was in an allegedly stolen car and appeared to be drunk.
Officials were unable to determine the driver’s identity Tuesday night.