BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – A 19-year-old was arrested after allegedly leading troopers on a high-speed chase on the interstate on the day after Christmas.
On Monday, Dec. 26, a trooper with the Louisiana State Police tried to stop a Chevrolet Traverse driven by Braylen George, 19, of Clinton, according to arrest documents. George was allegedly driving 90 miles per hour on I-10 West around lunchtime and refused to stop when asked by the trooper.
The 19-year-old tried to get away by changing lanes and picking up speed, according to the affidavit. Authorities said that George made his way onto I-110 north and hit over 120 miles per hour on the speedometer.
Vehicles were run off the interstate and an SUV was hit, according to the affidavit. State Police said George allegedly got off the interstate at the Evangeline Street exit before speeding through a residential area and then went back on the interstate at I-110 south at 130 miles per hour.
Two hours after the chase started, George was arrested. He was arrested and booked into the East Feliciana Parish Prison as a fugitive before he was taken to the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.
George was booked on charges of reckless operation of a vehicle, hit and run driving, aggravated obstruction of a highway commerce, flight from an officer, maximum speed limit, following vehicles and driving on roadway laned for traffic.