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Man arrested after chase with police while 7-year-old in car

3 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago Monday, June 05 2017 Jun 5, 2017 June 05, 2017 11:50 AM June 05, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Alicia Serrano

BATON ROUGE – A man was arrested after police say he was involved in a car chase while a seven-year-old was in his vehicle. 

The Baton Rouge Police Department arrested 28-year-old Ahmad Beauchamp on charges of aggravated flight from an officer, cruelty to juveniles, failure to restrain a child, failure to obey a stop sign and disobeying a traffic signal.

While an officer was patrolling, Beauchamp failed to stop at a red traffic light on Plank Road. The officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Beauchamp's vehicle but he sped from the scene.

After a brief pursuit, Beauchamp stopped and was placed into custody.

According to BRPD, a seven-year-old was in the front seat of Beauchamp's vehicle. Arrest records note that the child was not wearing a seat belt.

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