Suspect identified in Friday night police chase
BATON ROUGE - Police officers arrested a woman after a high-speed chase causing an accident Friday night.
According to the affidavit, 22-year-old Chanell Thornton was driving on I-10 eastbound near Washington Street with no visible tail lights. As an officer tried to conduct a traffic stop for the broken lights, Thornton sped off. She was clocked traveling more than 110 miles per hour violating multiple traffic laws.
Authorities chased Thornton off the interstate on Perkins Road near S. Acadian Thruway. Police say one of their units crashed "as a result of the incident."
Thornton was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison where she is charged with aggravated flight from an officer, reckless operation of a vehicle, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, resisting arrest and driving without required tail lamps.
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