UPDATE: Driver arrested, charged after high speed chase in Monroe

MONROE, La. - UPDATE (6:15 P.M. 3/23/17):

According to Monroe Police, 29 year-old Martis Smith has been charged with 6 different crimes. His charges include DWI, aggravated assault on an officer, aggravated obstruction of a public highway, no driver's license, aggravated flight from an officer, and improper lane usage.

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UPDATE (10:15 A.M. 3/23/17): The Monroe Police Department has arrested the driver involved in the high speed chase that occurred Thursday morning.

Martis D. Smith, 29 years old, has been taken into custody after leading officers on a high speed chase and crashing into a parked vehicle at University Health Conway.

Smith was headed south on Jackson St when he encountered an officer in an unmarked unit.

He attempted to hit the officer head on.

The officer tried to stop Smith, but he continued to drive.

The chase ended at University Health Conway where the suspect struck a parked vehicle under the emergency room drop off area.

Officers say Smith appeared to be high on drugs.

He was injured in the crash and is being treated.  No one else was injured in the crash.

Smith has been taken into custody.

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KTVE/KARD is currently on the scene where a high speed chase ended with the driver crashing into a parked vehicle at Conway Medical Center in Monroe.

The chase ensued around 9:00 a.m. Thursday, March 23, 2017.

A spokesperson from Conway says the chase involved a red Toyota Corolla.

The car ended up driving into the hospital entrance and crashing under the emergency room drop off area.

The Corolla hit at least one parked car.

No injuries have been reported.

The driver was taken into the hospital for treatment.

Details are limited at this time. We will continue to update as information becomes available.


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