Lake Charles, LA – Michael Lewis Arrested After Chase Ends In Injury On Shattuck St & Broad St
Lake Charles, LA (July 7, 2019) – A police chase which occurred on Saturday Morning, July 6th, ended in multiple collisions and the arrest of the driver of a stolen vehicle. The Lake Charles Police Department was alerted to the stolen vehicle, a 2007 Ford F-150, at 8:15 a.m.
Police officials were able to track down the vehicle and the driver, Michael Lewis Jr., of Lake Charles. A police chase ensued when Lewis failed to stop for authorities.
The chase went through several neighborhoods, with Lewis initially striking a parked car on a private driveway on Broad St. The chase came to a close when Lewis struck a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer traveling southbound at the intersection of Shattuck St. and Broad St. The crash caused Lewis to strike a telephone pole and run into a building.
Lewis is facing charges of motor vehicle theft, aggravated flight from an officer, hit and run, vehicle negligent injuring, and driving without a license.
The driver of the Trailblazer was taken to a local medical facility for treatment of serious injuries.
The crash is currently under investigation, and it is believed intoxication was a factor. Test results are pending.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
DUI Car Wrecks in Louisiana
Louisiana is well known for having a high rate of car crash fatalities caused by intoxicated drivers.
These deaths actually seem to be on the rise with an increasing rate of deaths due to drunk driving in the state.
Drunk drivers are less able to react to their surroundings, resulting in them colliding with pedestrians or other motorists and causing substantial harm.
The Louisiana drunk driving attorneys at Fisher Injury Lawyers are dedicated to helping victims of these accidents hold the at-fault driver responsible and recover after being injured in a crash. If you or a loved one have been injured by a drunk driver, call us at 225-766-1234 today.
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