Teen arrested after crashing stolen car into JPSO units

JEFFERSON PARISH, LA (WVUE) - Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Deputies arrested a teenager who crashed a stolen car into JPSO units. Kenneth Hayes, 17, of New Orleans was taken into custody Sunday just after 4:30 a.m.

According to police, Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Deputies were alerted by Louisiana State Police to be on the lookout for two men inside of an SUV that was stolen early Sunday morning in New Orleans. Police began chasing the vehicle in St. John Parish before it made its way onto Interstate 10, heading east towards Jefferson Parish. A JPSO deputy spotted the black SUV traveling the wrong way on the southbound Causeway Boulevard exit ramp. The SUV struck the police car before continuing on the ramp. The officer was not injured. The SUV then hit a second JPSO unit resulting in a minor injury to the female deputy who was driving the unit.

After hitting the second police car, the two men inside the SUV fled. Deputies were able to capture one of the two men, identified as Hayes. The other man was not found. Hayes was booked in the Jefferson Parish jail with possession of a stolen vehicle, resisting arrest by flight and fight and aggravated criminal damage to property. Police say that there is a hold on Hayes for the New Orleans Police Department and the St. John Parish Sheriff's Office.

If you have any information that could help detectives with this case, you are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or the JPSO Investigations Bureau at 504-364-5300.

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