Weekend road rage incident ends in police chase and arrests

Louisiana News

Rapides Parish, La. (05/19/20)— On Saturday, May 16, 2020, shortly after 11:30 P.M., Louisiana State Police responded to a motorist that was being harassed by two vehicles.  The incident occurred northbound on Interstate 49, south of Alexandria.

As all three vehicles continued northbound, Troopers responded to the area and were able to identify the two suspect vehicles, as well as the complainant vehicle.  

Troopers then stopped a 2018 Kia, driven by 45-year-old Liza L. Pacheco of San Tan Valley, Arizona, and a 2019 Chevrolet SUV, driven by 39-year-old Alonzo Reyes of Tolleson, Arizona, in an attempt to investigate the situation. 

Initially, all the vehicles stopped, but shortly after stopping, Reyes fled the scene and a vehicle pursuit ensued.

As the pursuit continued, the Chevrolet traveled northbound on Interstate 49, into the city limits of Alexandria. Eventually, Reyes abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot. 

He was later located by an Alexandria police officer and turned over to Troopers. Reyes was arrested and booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center. 

He was charged with reckless operation, aggravated obstruction of a highway of commerce, speeding, driving the wrong direction on a one-way road, improper turning, failure to yield at a stop sign/yield sign, failure to signal, improper lane usage, driving left of center, flight from an officer, obstruction of justice, and possession of firearm by a convicted felon.  

Pacheco was arrested and booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center for obstruction of justice, aggravated obstruction of a highway of commerce, and reckless operation of a vehicle.

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