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Police cruiser overturns on I-10 during pursuit

3 years 4 months 2 weeks ago May 11, 2013 May 11, 2013 Saturday, May 11 2013 May 11, 2013 3:57 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz & Troy Gaulden

BATON ROUGE, La. - Westbound lanes of I-10 were closed for about an hour Friday evening after a police car overturned during a pursuit.

Sources told WBRZ News 2 the officer was not injured in the crash.

Video from state traffic cameras show the cruiser on its side in what is called "Dead Man's Curve," just before the foot of the Horace Wilkinson Bridge where I-10 and I-110 merge.

Police say the officer chased the suspect because of a traffic violation. The unknown suspect was driving a red Nissan vehicle. The suspect crashed as well and then fled on foot. Police have the vehicle in custody, but the suspect got away.

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