Police expect to arrest driver who hit speeds of 133 mph
KILLIAN - Police expect to arrest the driver of a vehicle clocked on radar driving at speeds exceeding 130 mph Friday.
The Killian Police Department said a black Infiniti was seen driving above the posted speed limit on Old Highway 22. An officer said the driver was cruising at 82 mph. The driver obeyed the officer's requests to pull over but once the police car came to a stop on the shoulder, the driver sped off.
Police said it was along Blood River Road where officers recorded the vehicle doing 133 mph and the local police department stopped the pursuit. Livingston Parish Sheriff's deputies assisted in tracking the vehicle after the Killian officers backed off but the vehicle was able to get away.
Police said they were not releasing the name of the driver but expect to use the vehicle's license plate to track him down. The chief did identify the driver as a man from Ponchatoula with Livingston Parish connections.
The Friday chase was the second pursuit in Livingston Parish in two days. Thursday, accused burglars were arrested after a chase in Denham Springs.
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