Former NOPD officer pleads guilty to high-speed chase
NEW ORLEANS -- A former veteran of the New Orleans Police Department pleaded guilty Monday to charges related to a high-speed chase over the Causeway Bridge, according to a WWLTV.com report.
Causeway police in 2013 attempted to pull over a car driven by Gary Calico after an officer observed him swerving on the northbound span.
Calico refused to pull over and led police on a chase, reaching speeds of almost 120 miles per hour. The chase eventually ended at his home in St. Tammany Parish.
When officers knocked on Calico's home, he refused to come out. He later surrendered to deputies.
For his guilty plea, Calico received five years of active probation. The charges include aggravated flight from an officer and aggravated obstruction of a highway.
Calico resigned from the NOPD the day before his guilty plea.
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