Man who led police on two parish chase turns himself in after avoiding capture

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Monday, May 20, 2013 - 9:00pm

A man accused of taking police on a wild chase across two parishes is locked up after he turned himself in to authorities.

The Baton Rouge Police Department reports that it all started on Friday, May 17 when an officer attempted a traffic stop on a speeding vehicle.

“A DWI Task Force officer tried to pull him over Friday night in the 1000 block of S. Foster for speeding,” Sgt. Don Kelly said. “He fled and we chased until it went across the bridge.”

At that point deputies with the West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office picked up the pursuit. However, the suspect, later identified as Louis Northern, managed to evade capture.

“He wound up driving through a sugar cane field and abandoning his car on foot, fleeing into the wooded area,” Sgt. Kelly noted.

Although he avoided capture, officials say Northern later turned himself to authorities in West Baton Rouge Parish.

Northern will be transferred to East Baton Rouge Parish where he will be charged with Speeding and Aggravated Flight from an Officer.

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