STPSO: Suspect apologizes after leading deputies on high-speed chase

ST. TAMMANY PARISH, La. -- A suspect in a stolen car led deputies on high-speed chase before being caught and apologizing to them.

According to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office, a deputy attempted to pull over a stolen pickup truck on Highway 41 around 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 14. Police say the driver, Douglas Dillard, pulled onto the shoulder as if he were complying with the deputy's request, but took off as soon as the deputy was out of his patrol car.

The deputy then followed Dillard on a chase that exceeded 95 mph before Dillard pulled into a grocery store parking lot and fled on foot into a wooded area.

A deputy chased Dillard into the woods where he stopped and surrendered, telling the deputy "I'm sorry, I didn't think you could catch me."

Dillard was taken into custody and police say they found several other stolen items inside the stolen truck.

Dillard was booked on the following charges: 4:69 Illegal Possession of Stolen Things, Reckless Operation of Motor Vehicle, Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, Driving Under Suspension, Resisting an Officer, Aggravated Flight from an Officer, Simple Burglary and Possession of Schedule II CDS.

(© 2016 WWL)


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