Baton Rouge man arrested after leading police on motorcycle chase

5 years 3 months 1 week ago Sunday, June 24 2018 Jun 24, 2018 June 24, 2018 11:37 AM June 24, 2018 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - A 35-year-old Baton Rouge man was arrested after he reportedly fled from police on his motorcycle Saturday night.

According to arrest records, around 7:50 p.m., Keandre Washington was driving a yellow 2007 Suzuki motorcycle eastbound in the 10000 block of Florida Blvd. when officers with the Baton Rouge Police Department attempted to stop him.

Officers attempted to stop Washington because the license plate displayed on the motorcycle was reported stolen. According to arrest records, the motorcycle itself was not reported stolen.

When officers attempted to stop the motorcycle, Washington began to flee. Washington led police on a 15-minute chase, driving in a reckless manner and speeding well over posted speed limits. He also ran multiple stop signs and red lights throughout the chase.

With the assistance of a police helicopter, authorities pursued Washington as he drove the motorcycle to the 600 block of Monet Drive. There, he jumped off the motorcycle, continuing to flee on foot through an apartment complex. He then reportedly broke into an apartment in the 600 block of N Donmoor Ave., attempting to hide from police.

Washington was eventually taken into custody. He was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison for aggravated flight from an officer, illegal possession of stolen things, resisting an officer and unauthorized entry into an inhabited dwelling. 

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