UPDATE: Ashley DeJean, the 32-year-old woman arrested Monday after leading law enforcement officers from several agencies on a pursuit from Iowa in Acadia Parish to Duson in Lafayette Parish, is being held on multiple charges in the Acadia Parish Jail.
DeJean was booked on one count of reckless operation of a vehicle, one count of aggravated flight from an officer and one felony count of possession of stolen things.
She is being held on $30,000 bond.
ORIGINAL STORY, March 12, 6 p.m. — A high-speed pursuit that started in Iowa ended when the suspect struck a Louisiana State Police cruiser after running over a spike strip near the Duson exit on Interstate 10.
According to a Louisiana State Police spokesman, Ashley M. Dejean, 32, is being charged with reckless operation, possession of stolen things, numerous traffic violations and an active warrant for access device fraud.
The incident began when police say DeJean refused to stop for an Iowa Police officer, leading to a chase that continued out of town and onto the interstate, involving other agencies including LSP. An LSP spokesman said because of DeJean’s erratic driving, a trooper deployed a spike strip near the Duson exit. After striking the spikes, DeJean veered to the right, lost control of the vehicle and struck the trooper’s vehicle before overturning and coming to rest on the side of the roadway.
DeJean was wearing a seat belt and suffered minor to moderate injuries.
Traffic was slowed in the east bound lanes at the intersection of I-10 and Louisiana Highway 95 near Duson after the crash.