A Baton Rouge man was arrested Saturday in a hit-and-run that led to a chase with deputies that reached 110 mph through parts of East Baton Rouge Parish, according to a court document.
Eric Dionne Moore, 24, of 5274 Jean Street, was captured after returning at least two times to 9900 Rieger Road where at about 5 a.m. Saturday while driving a Mazda, he hit another car and then fled, the report states.
While an East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s deputy was assisting a crash victim, who apparently was not injured, Moore drove by the site again and the victim alerted the officer to Moore’s automobile, according to the document.
Moore led deputies on a chase down Siegen Lane, Airline Highway and Jefferson Highway, running through red lights and reaching speeds of approximately 110 mph, according to the report.
After deputies lost sight of Moore, they discovered his vehicle parked off the road near Jefferson Highway and Essen Lane, having “jumped a curb and a fire (hydrant),” but Moore was not in the car, the document states.
Moore re-emerged at the crime scene on foot where he was arrested just before 6 a.m. on a felony count of aggravated flight from an officer and misdemeanor counts of hit-and-run driving, reckless operation, running red lights, speeding and not having insurance or a drivers’ license.
Moore told authorities he “left the area because he did not have a driver’s license, and he knew that he was not supposed to be driving,” according to the report.