A recent high-speed chase ended in an accident and one man’s arrest. Louisiana police booked him into an area facility on multiple criminal charges, including no safety helmet, improper lane usage and reckless operation. A judge set a bond of $102,500, which he has yet to post.
The incident started when a sheriff’s deputy spotted the out-of-state man driving a motorcycle while not wearing a helmet. The deputy then tried to pull the motorcycle driver over for a traffic stop, but he refused to do so and allegedly kept driving instead. This sparked a high-speed chase that reached speeds of more than 100 mph. There were two other deputies who were also engaged in the chase.
The 23-year-old eventually lost control of the motorcycle and crashed the vehicle into a nearby ditch. He did not suffer any serious injuries and refused to get any type of medical treatment following the wreck. Deputies claim that, when they arrested him, he fought back before being placed into handcuffs. For that, he was charged with three counts of resisting an officer with violence.
It is very overwhelming to face several criminal charges all at once. Each count carries its own possible consequences, such as fines, jail time or both. Defendants in Louisiana and elsewhere can become overwhelmed very easily, which can make creating a strong criminal defense a lot harder than it should be. In these situations, many people find it helpful to speak with an experienced attorney as early on in the process as possible.