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Police: Suspect drove against traffic, threw drugs out window mid-pursuit

1 year 3 months 1 week ago Thursday, June 13 2019 Jun 13, 2019 June 13, 2019 12:18 PM June 13, 2019 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Police say an attempted traffic stop turned into a pursuit through Baton Rouge Wednesday.

Arrest records confirmed Thursday that the pursuit started after an officer tried to stop Deon Grayer over his window tint.

Deon Grayer, 32

Documents say Grayer led officers on a lengthy chase around the "Dixie" area. Video shared with WBRZ shows the chase coming down the N Acadian Thruway Wednesday evening. At one point, police say Grayer turned onto N 38th Street and drove in the wrong direction. 

Police say Grayer also admitted to tossing marijuana and a scale out of his car window during the chase.

Grayer eventually came to a stop in a driveway on Longfellow Street, at which point he was taken into police custody.

He was arrested and booked on charges of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, aggravated flight and driving with a suspended license.

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