According to Louisiana State Troop D, two men were arrested on drug and other charges Sunday evening after leading State Police on a pursuit on Interstate 10. The pursuit spanned through
Westlake and Lake Charles. Shortly after 7:00 p.m., a Trooper assigned to Troop D attempted to stop a 2012 Chrysler 200 for a traffic violation on Interstate 10 west of Sulphur. The driver, 39-year-old Travis F. Reed of Crowley, briefly stopped then fled the scene. Reed led Troopers through the city of Westlake where he sideswiped a vehicle before getting back on I-10. Trooper successfully deployed spike strips on Interstate 210 ending the pursuit. The pursuit lasted about 15 minutes.
Reed and the passenger, identified as 30-year-old Lionel S. Clement of Crowley, were placed under arrest and transported to the Calcasieu Correctional Center.
Reed was charged with following too close, flight from an officer, manufacture/distribution of Schedule 1 narcotics (synthetic marijuana), attempt and conspiracy to distribute Schedule 1 narcotics, possession of promethazine, and money laundering.
Clement was charged with manufacture/distribution of Schedule 1 narcotics (synthetic marijuana), attempt and conspiracy to distribute Schedule 1 narcotics, possession of promethazine, and money laundering,
No injuries were reported and no vehicles were damaged.
The Westlake Police Department and Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office assisted with the pursuit.