- Man fleeing police with juvenile detention escapee crashed into courthouse, news reports say
Man fleeing police with juvenile detention escapee crashed into courthouse, news reports say
Posted Mar 27, 2014 4:35 PM CDT
By Martha Neil
A police chase in Louisiana ended abruptly Thursday when the vehicle officers were pursuing crashed into the Vermilion Parish Courthouse.
Police said the driver suffered a broken leg in the crash, and the courthouse sustained minor damage when the vehicle caught fire after it crashed into a column on the west side of the building, according to the Advocate and KATC.
One of two passengers in the black Ford 500 was an unidentified escapee from a juvenile detention facility, who was taken into custody.
The chase ensued after police got a tip there were drugs and weapons inside the vehicle.
Abbeville Police Lt. David Hardy said further arrests are anticipated.