LSP: High-speed chase through Ouachita Parish ends with crash in Monroe

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MONROE, La. (KNOE) - Police have arrested a man they say led them on a high-speed chase through Monroe and West Monroe.

Arrest records indicate the chase started around 5:36 a.m. on January 9, 2020.

According to Louisiana State Police, a trooper tried to pull over Evan J. Hannah for speeding on Interstate 20 near Calhoun. Police say Hannah refused to stop and took the Camp Road exit to get off the interstate.

Police say Hannah sped up to over 90 miles per hour while on Camp Road and led them on a pursuit that eventually crossed over the Louisville Bridge into Monroe.

The driver reportedly ran multiple stop signs and red lights and ignored one-way signs. Police say he crashed his vehicle in a yard on Bres Avenue in the Garden District. He was taken into custody without incident.

Police say the vehicle had been reported stolen out of Novato, California. He was driving a Toyota Rav4, but the Texas license plate was registered to a Chevrolet SUV. 3.5 grams of suspected marijuana was also discovered in the vehicle, according to police.

Hannah, who is from Mobile, Alabama, was booked on several charges, including drug and traffic violations as well as aggravated flight from an officer and illegal possession of stolen things.

Bond was listed at $1,200.