A Louisiana man is facing charges after a bizarre incident Tuesday in Welsh that started as a traffic stop and turned into a high-speed chase and arrest.
Police said they pulled over a man, identified as 29-year-old Tristan Williams of Baton Rouge, on a traffic violation but, in an unusual move, Williams handed the responding officer a burned marijuana joint before getting out of his vehicle, according to WBRZ-TV.
It might have ended there, but it didn’t.
Williams, before police knew what happened, jumped back into his car and fled the scene, WBRZ reported.
Officers chased Williams down Interstate 10 toward Lake Charles and finally captured him after deploying spike strips to stop his vehicle.
He’s facing a range of charges, including reckless driving, aggravated flight in a vehicle, marijuana possession and driving on a suspended license.
Thank you for reading the Springfield News-Sun and for supporting local journalism. Subscribers: log in for access to your daily ePaper and premium newsletters.
Thank you for supporting in-depth local journalism with your subscription to the Springfield News-Sun. Get more news when you want it with email newsletters just for subscribers. Sign up here.