POSTED: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 11:00am
UPDATED: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 11:04am
Houma, La — A man has been arrested on various charges after leading Houma police on a chase.
On October 29 at around 9:36 p.m., Houma Police Officers patrolling the area of Morgan and Andrew Street and saw a white 1993 Ford F-150 truck with a utility trailer attached parked in the Washateria parking lot which was closed.
The officers exited their unit and the vehicle pulled off headed down Morgan Street toward Main Street with no headlights on. Officers pursued after the vehicle with lights and siren activated in an attempt to stop the vehicle, which was being driven by Milbern Guidry, 50.
The vehicle proceeded down Main Street, approximately 35 mph in the 25 mph speed zone.
Officers noticed Guidry throwing items out of the vehicle in the area of Lafayette Street, which were later found to be syringes and drug paraphernalia. The driver also ran numerous red lights within the downtown area and stop signs within a subdivision.
Guidry led officers on a chase circling the area from New Orleans Blvd back towards St. Charles St. and back again. Eventually, he was stopped on Main St. near Naquin St. after he was confronted head on by officers who were in a stationary position. One of the officers fired 2 rounds into the vehicle's radiator. Immediately after the shots were fired, Guidry stopped the vehicle and pulled to the right shoulder where he was quickly subdued by officers.
No injuries sustained by officers or driver.
Guidry was charged with aggravated flight from an officer, no headlamps, no fenders, no seatbelt, one way street, trespassing, two counts aggravated assault with a motor vehicle on an officer, possession of drug paraphernalia, and littering. He was incarcerated awaiting trial or bond.