COVINGTON, La. — Two people were arrested after a police chase ended in a Covington neighborhood early Wednesday morning.
According to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office, deputies tried to stop a Honda Civic on Holiday Boulevard shortly after midnight. Investigators say the car fled, striking a curb and damaging both passenger side tires.
Deputies say the driver, Chynna Dowling, made several traffic violations during the pursuit and twice used her car to ram into a marked STPSO vehicle.
The sheriff's office said the chase ultimately ended at a park in the Crestwood Estates subdivision in Covington. Dowling and a passenger, Corey Kendrick were arrested. Deputies say Kendrick resisted arrest and tried to disarm a deputy that was trying to take him into custody.
Neighbors said they were startled by the late night activities.
"I heard a bunch of sirens," said one man. "When I came out the house... I saw a bunch of cop cars. I saw they had a lady sitting on the ground handcuffed."
Deputies also found Dowling's six-year-old daughter in the back seat of the car. The child was not hurt and was released to a family member.
Investigators say Dowling had marijuana on her and there was marijuana also in the vehicle.
Dowling was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on the following charges: aggravated criminal damage to property, aggravated obstruction of a highway of commerce, cruelty to juveniles, aggravated flight from an officer, possession of marijuana, driving across median and driving under suspension.
Kendrick was booked on the following charges: disarming a peace officer, resisting an officer and simple possession of marijuana.