POSTED: Saturday, September 7, 2013 - 3:22pm
UPDATED: Saturday, September 7, 2013 - 3:44pm
VERNON PARISH, LA (NBC33) — Two Fort Polk soldiers were arrested after they allegedly took troopers on a high speed chase that ended at the gates of the military base.
The Louisiana State Police reports that the incident occurred at roughly 12:40 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 5. It happened on LA Hwy 8 in Vernon Parish. A trooper clocked two motorcycles going 62 mph in a 45 mph zone.
When the trooper attempted to pull the drivers over for the traffic violation, they allegedly accelerated. We’re told they reached speeds as high as 159 mph.
The trooper persuaded the motorcycles and realized that they were headed to the Fort Polk military base. Guards were notified and they closed the entrance gates to the camp.
With the gates closed, the two drivers finally stopped their vehicles and were arrested.
Santhaniel Sanders, 20, and Carlton Jamison, 23, are charged with Flight from an Officer, Failure to Yield to an Emergency Vehicle, and Speeding. Sanders faces an additional charge for not carrying his driver’s license. Both men were booked into the Vernon Parish jail.