Pursuit on I-10 Leads to Arrest of Zachary Man

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(3/27/19) Troopers say 20-year-old Elias Smallsreed kept driving after a trooper tried to stop him for speeding. Investigators say Smallsreed continued traveling eastbound on I-10 towards Ascension Parish.

After entering Ascension Parish, State Police say Smallsreed exited onto LA Hwy 30 and reentered the interstate traveling westbound on I-10.

As the pursuit continued, investigators say Smallsreedapproached heavy traffic congestion on I-10 at Dalrymple Drive and struck several vehicles before becoming disabled.

Due to Smallsreed refusing to exit the vehicle, an East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office canine was deployed.

After the canine deployment, Smallsreed was taken into custody.

Smallsreed was transported to the Baton Rouge General Medical Center in Baton Rouge to be treated for minor injuries.

Once medically cleared, Troopers will book him into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. 

Smallsreed faces charges of:

12 counts of Aggravated Criminal Damage to Property 

Second DWI 

Driving Under Suspension for a Previous DWI 

Reckless Operation

12 counts of Hit and Run Driving 

Resisting an Officer

Aggravated Flight from an Officer

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia


No Insurance

This case remains under investigation.

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