LSP: Children involved in crash after cocaine ditched at Calhoun school during chase
OUACHITA PARISH, La. (KNOE) - Authorities have arrested a Houston man accused of leading them on a chase in Ouachita Parish. Police say the chase involved illegal narcotics, a school, and two children inside the suspect’s vehicle.
According to arrest records, it all happened on Oct. 21, 2020, around 11 a.m. in the Calhoun area.
Louisiana State Police say they tried to pull over a Chevrolet Malibu, driven by Adam Lamont Hill, for a traffic violation on Interstate 20. Police say Hill did not pull over. Instead, the vehicle exited at the 101 exit ramp and a chase ensued. It eventually reached Calhoun Elementary School.
According to police, the suspect entered the parking lot of the school, which was in session. They say he opened his door and threw out what was later determined to be 4.5 pounds of cocaine and evidence. The chase then continued on LA 151.
Police say the suspect’s vehicle reached speeds of 100 mph during the chase.
The chase ended, police say, when the suspect’s vehicle ran off the road and hit someone on a riding lawnmower. The vehicle then flipped multiple times and hit a tree. After the crash, police say a 12-year-old and a 14-year-old crawled out of the vehicle.
Hill was then taken into custody.
Hill, the two children, and the driver of the lawnmower were taken to the hospital to be treated for their injuries.
Hill was booked on Oct. 25 on the following charges:
- 3 cts. of negligent injuring
- 2 cts. of having CDS in the presence of someone under 17
- Poss. with intent
- Obstruction of justice
- Aggravated flight from an officer
- Having drugs in a drug-free zone
- Improper lane use
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