High speed chase ends with crash that knocks out power to subdivision
HOUMA, LA (NBC33) — A high speed chase ended with a crash early this morning and sent an entire subdivision into darkness.
The Houma Police Department reports that the incident started shortly after midnight on Tuesday, Dec. 4. We’re told an officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a green 1999 Ford truck for speeding. The suspect, however, refused to pull over and took police on a high speed chase.
Officials say the suspect, Brandon Charles Douglas, 29, of Houma, ran through stop signs, went the wrong way up a one way street, and disobeyed stop lights. They say the chase finally ended after he crashed his vehicle into a utility pole on Suthon Ave. The crash knocked the power out for the entire subdivision, but no one was injured.
Once the vehicle was disabled, Douglas attempted to flee on foot. However, he was quickly apprehended.
Officers searched Douglas’ vehicle and found what is suspected to be powdered cocaine. They reportedly found unknown pills in his pockets as well. Douglas was also driving under a suspended license and had an outstanding warrant for failing to appear for traffic violations.
Douglas was arrested and charged with Aggravated Flight from an Officer, Resisting an Officer by Fleeing on Foot, Driving Under Suspension, and the warrant.
Douglas was booked into the Terrebonne Parish Jail.