Man on house arrest crashes vehicle during high speed chase

Saturday, March 9, 2013 - 2:00am

A man on house arrest is now behind bars after he allegedly crashed his vehicle into a utility pole while attempting to outrun deputies.

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office reports that the incident occurred during the evening on Thursday, March 7. We’re told a deputy spotted a Ford Mustang driving without headlights. The deputy attempted a traffic stop, but the suspect kept going.

Officials say the driver of the Mustang, Darrion Jenkins, 21, of Independence, sped off at a high rate of speed and disregarded traffic signs and signals. The deputy pursued and the chase ended when Jenkins crashed his vehicle into a telephone pole.

After the crash, Jenkins reportedly took off running on foot. He was apprehended a short time later and deputies observed that he was wearing a tracking bracelet around his ankle.

Jenkins was arrested and charged with Reckless Operation, Hit-and-Run (for fleeing the crash), Resisting by Flight (for failure to stop his vehicle during the initial traffic stop) and Resisting Arrest.


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Maybe if we are going to allow them out on house arrest they should be made to stay with the wonderful Judge and his family instead of running loose and commiting more crimes , at least that way we would have someone to place the blame on instead of skating the blame like usual.

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