VP resident arrested after high speed pursuit
A vehicle stolen belonging to a Ville Platte Domino’s driver was recovered after the driver led authorities on a high-speed pursuit through Welsh and across parish lines.
As a result of the incident, Dylan Williams, 19, of Ville Platte, was arrested in Kinder and booked on charges of speeding, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, improper lane usage, passing failure to signal lane change, aggravated flight in a vehicle, no driver’s license, possession of a stolen vehicle, and a warrant for contempt of court in Evangeline Parish.
Ville Platte Chief of Police Neal Lartigue, in a statement, confirmed the vehicle recovered after the chase in Welsh, is the vehicle that was stolen in Ville Platte.
However, the chief added, “We cannot confirm the driver who was arrested was the person who actually stole the vehicle. Anyone with information is asked to contact the police department.”
The pursuit began late Tuesday evening when officers with the Welsh Police Department attempted to stop the vehicle that was travelling on I-10 for a traffic violation.
Williams, who was driving the vehicle, then accelerated to speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour and led officers toward Kinder.
“He left the roadway a couple of times and was going around cars and going over 100 miles per hour before the chase ended,” Welsh Police Chief Marcus Crochet said.
Once the pursuit reached the Allen Parish community, the Kinder Police Department used spike strips to end the chase.