Haughton teen chased down after hit and run

Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 10:30am

A Haughton teenager was arrested Wednesday evening after he left the scene of a crash and fled from the pursuing deputy for almost two miles down Highway 80 in Haughton.

Michael Arceneaux, 18, was seen by an off-duty Bossier City police officer driving recklessly after leaving the scene of a crash on Highway 80 near Country Place subdivision around 9:20 p.m. A deputy spotted Arceneaux's vehicle with heavy damage on the front. The deputy pursued Arceneaux with emergency lights and sirens westbound on Highway 80 for about a mile, but Arceneaux wouldn’t stop. He sped north onto Bellevue Road at the red light without coming to a stop, continuing for about a half a mile before stopping for the deputy.

When the deputy made contact with the driver, the 18-year-old was not able to provide either proof of insurance or a driver’s license. Arceneaux also admitted to the deputy he fled the scene of the crash.

Arceneaux was charged with aggravated flight from an officer, hit and run driving, no insurance, no driver’s license, and failure to obey traffic signals. His bond is pending.

Incidentally, Arceneaux was arrested less than two months on Aug. 31 by Bossier Sheriff’s Special Investigations Unit on various drug charges in which the department removed off the streets of Bossier Parish more than $28,000 worth of marijuana that Arceneaux and three others planned to distribute.

From Bossier Sheriff's Office


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