While trying to escape a traffic stop, a driver hit an East Baton Rouge Parish narcotics agent and tried to run over other deputies Tuesday about 3 p.m., a Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman said.
The adult male driver, identified as Eddie Isadore, 21, of Baton Rouge, led officers on a high-speed chase before being arrested, said Casey Rayborn Hicks, a spokeswoman for the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office.
The incident began at Old Hammond Highway and Boulevard de Province as undercover detectives — who’d put on marked sheriff’s vests — got out of their vehicles and gave verbal commands to Isadore, she said.
He “attempted to back over one detective with his vehicle,” knocking the agent in the knees, Hicks said. Isadore then drove toward other detectives, prompting the officers to fire at the automobile, striking it, she said. Isadore wasn’t hit, she said.
The wounded officer was transported from the scene with non-life-threatening injuries.
Detectives chased Isadore east on Old Hammond Highway for about 15 minutes at speeds estimated at 70 mph before capturing him near Sherwood Forest Boulevard and Coursey Boulevard, she said.
Isadore, 4888 Sherwood Forest Blvd., was booked into parish prison on two counts of attempted first-degree murder, two counts of aggravated damage to property and one count each of aggravated flight and resisting arrest by violence