JENNINGS — A Florida man was arrested Thursday evening after leading Louisiana State Police troopers on a pursuit through Acadia and Jefferson Davis parishes.
Shortly before 6 p.m., a trooper observed a vehicle stopped on the shoulder partially in the right travel lane of Interstate 10 westbound near the community of Egan in western Acadia Parish, State Police spokesman Sgt. James Anderson said in a news release.
As the trooper approached the vehicle he observed the driver, 24-year-old Kevin Dale Briscoe of Jacksonville, Florida, inhaling compressed gas from an electronics duster can, Anderson said. The trooper attempted to get Briscoe to open his window but Briscoe drove back onto the interstate and headed west.
The trooper attempted to pull over Briscoe but he refused to stop. Another trooper deployed tire spikes at the Acadia-Jefferson Davis parish line but Briscoe continued west and got off the interstate at the LA 26 Jennings exit, Anderson said.
Briscoe then traveled across LA 26 onto the I-10 on-ramp, but the troopers drove around the vehicle and prevented Briscoe from traveling back onto the interstate, Anderson said.
The pursuit distance was approximately 7 miles, he said. One Jennings police officer sustained minor injuries, and two State Police vehicles and one Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office vehicle were damaged.
The Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office also assisted.
Synthetic cannabis as well as drug paraphernalia were located in the vehicle, Anderson said.
Briscoe booked into the Jefferson Davis Parish Jail on counts of obstruction of a highway of commerce, flight from an officer, possession of Schedule I narcotics, and possession of drug paraphernalia.