Police arrested two New Iberia men on Wednesday after they led officers on a pursuit down U.S. 90 in Broussard that ended outside the parish.
Police say Tobias Johnson, 22, refused to stop when an officer activated his emergency lights and siren after spotting Johnson speeding down the highway with a switched license plate, said Police Chief Brannon Decou.
After Johnson ran a traffic light and drove faster down the highway, he finally stopped inside the St. Martin Parish line, Decou said.
Police found an unrestrained baby in the lap of Anthony Taylor Jr., 24, who was sitting in the back seat and was arrested on a warrant for no seatbelt and operating a vehicle without a driver’s license, Decou said.
Johnson was booked on counts of resisting arrest by flight; no insurance; failure to register; lack of child restraint; switched license plate; red light violation; no seatbelt; and speeding. He also was booked on Iberia Parish warrants for illegal carrying of firearms, illegal discharge of a firearm and marijuana possession, Decou said.
Another woman in the vehicle was released.
Only Johnson remained in the Lafayette Parish jail on Wednesday evening. Bond had not been set.