GRAYSON, La. — (5/2/19) One man has been arrested after leading officers on a pursuit.
According to the Grayson Police Department, on May 2, 2019, Grayson Police Chief Mitch Bratton observed a truck being operated in an unsafe manner on Louisiana Highway 126 E.
After observing several violations in a very short span, Bratton activated his emergency lights. The driver of the truck pointed towards a parking lot while he was still driving but continue to go.
After slowing down and traveling for a few minutes, the truck then accelerated and went around a curve on the wrong side.
Bratton activated his emergency siren and initiated pursuit. After rounding a curve on the wrong side of the road, the truck drove into the ditch to go around assistant chief Bo Mercer’s patrol vehicle.
As it neared US Highway 165, the truck again left the road to avoid a roadblock set up by a CPSO deputy.
Once on US 165, Bratton was able to pass the truck and Grayson police and Caldwell Parish Sheriff’s Deputies boxed the truck in. Robert O. Taylor, age 63, of Grayson, was charged with the following offenses:
Improper Lane Usage
Aggravated Obstruction of a Highway
Driving Under Suspension
Switched License Plates
Forgery of a Motor Vehicle Certificate
Fugitive from Justice from Lasalle Parish
Chief Bratton states “I am thankful that no one was injured by the poor choices of this driver. I really appreciate the fast response and professionalism, not only of Grayson officers, but Caldwell parish sheriffs deputies. Within a few miles of the start of this event, officers successfully had him off of the road and headed to the parish jail.“