Man leads authorities two-state police chase
VINTON- A North Carolina man was arrested for leading police on a pursuit from Louisiana into Texas.
The incident began Sunday morning with Louisiana State Police receiving reports of an unsafe driver speeding and passing vehicles on the shoulder in Calcasieu Parish. Shortly after 9 a.m., troopers located the vehicle, a 2004 Acura TL driven by 22-year-old Diego Alonzo Gomez, on I-10 westbound near Vinton. Authorities said the driver refused to stop and a pursuit ensued.
Alonzo Gomez reached speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour as he traveled from Louisiana into Texas. Once in Texas, the Orange Police Department took over the pursuit. Alonzo Gomez was successfully apprehended and arrested by the Vidor Police Department in Texas. He faces numerous charges in Texas.
In addition, LSP will obtain an arrest warrant for Alonzo Gomez for reckless operation of a motor vehicle and aggravated flight from on officer. Authorities said the Louisiana charges may result in a fine up to $2,500 as well as up to five and a half years in prison if convicted.