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