A 31-year-old Duson man is accused of leading police from multiple agencies on a 17-mile chase Friday morning that began in Scott, passed through Lafayette and ended in Duson.
Ryan Desormeaux was booked into the Acadia Parish jail and later transported to the Lafayette Parish jail on counts of aggravated flight from an officer, possession of drug paraphernalia, inoperative tail lamps and two existing warrants for non-support, according to booking records.
Officers began pursuing Desormeaux, whose tail lamps on his 1993 Chevrolet S10 pickup truck were out, minutes before 6 a.m. in the eastbound late of Interstate 10 in Scott, Police Chief Chad Leger said.
After Desormeaux exited onto Ambassador Caffery Parkway and traveled in excess of 70 mph through residential streets in Lafayette and under the pursuit of police there, he returned back to I-10 and exited into Duson.
A State Trooper then managed to stop Desormeaux’s truck on LA 95 through a maneuver in which the police cruiser taps the corner end of the vehicle in pursuit, causing it to spin around and come to a halt, Leger said.
Desormeaux, of 2002 S. Richfield Road, remained in the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center on Friday evening in lieu of a $750 bond.