DENHAM SPRINGS, La. (BRPROUD) – The Denham Springs Police Department was involved in a chase overnight that included a Dodge Ram.

One of the occupants in that truck was Joseph Gauthier of Denham Springs.

Gauthier allegedly led members of the Denham Springs Police Department on a chase after refusing to stop.

DSPD said that officers tried to stop the Denham Springs man after witnessing “traffic violations near South Range Ave and US 190.”

What followed was a chase along South Range Ave. and into a local subdivision.

The truck driven by Gauthier eventually crashed somewhere in the Plantation Estates subdivision.

Gauthier was subsequently arrested and charged with the crimes listed below:

  • License Plate Lights Required
  • Aggravated Flight from an Officer
  • Driving Under Suspension
  • Hit and Run
  • Fugitive from EBRSO
  • Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

There were two other people in the vehicle when it crashed and DSPD said that they “were transported for non-life-threatening injuries.”

The Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office assisted the Denham Springs Police Department.