Vehicle pursuit ends with crash in Port Allen

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PORT ALLEN, La. (The West Side Journal) – A pursuit by State Police that began in Iberville Parish ended in a collision with a police unit on Avenue G and South River Road in Port Allen Friday night. 

Troopers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a stolen vehicle around 9:30 p.m. but the driver refused to stop, leading authorities on a high-speed pursuit through West Baton Rouge. 

The driver of the stolen vehicle has not been identified by State Police nor have the charges against the driver been confirmed. 

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The West Side Journal, located in Port Allen, Louisiana serves as the official journal of West Baton Rouge Parish. The newspaper’s roots run deep in the West Baton Rouge community, as the earliest dates of publication reach back to the mid-1800s.

The current editor is Breanna Smith, an alumna of Louisiana State University's Manship School of Mass Communication and native of Baton Rouge. Contributing writers to the Journal are members of the West Side community.

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