BATON ROUGE – An extensive chase starting west of the Mississippi River Tuesday afternoon has come to an end in Baton Rouge.
DOTD video showed a trail of police units chasing the driver down Highway 190 and over the old bridge. Police used spike strips during the pursuit, and the suspect vehicle’s wheels were seemingly stripped down to the rim as it made its way into East Baton Rouge.
A West Baton Rouge official said the driver seemed to be an elderly woman with “mental issues” out of Alexandria. Police said the chase began after the driver pointed a gun at officers. She reportedly aimed the weapon at officers again during the course of the pursuit.
It appeared the driver had crashed on US 61 shortly after crossing into Baton Rouge.
Police activity blocking the roadway US 61 at Scenic. Expect delays. pic.twitter.com/vydCip7699
— Jordan Whittington (@jwhittingtonBR) February 12, 2019
The Pointe Coupee Sheriff’s Office said Livonia police were leading the pursuit. Police said the driver will be facing charges.