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Man arrested taking Thibodaux police on high speed chase

Cristopher Smith (Source: Thibodaux Police) Cristopher Smith (Source: Thibodaux Police)
THIBODAUX, LA (WVUE) -

Thibodaux Police arrested man on several drug charges after a police said he took officers on a high speed chase.

The chase started early Sunday morning when officers notice the 2015 Black Nissan Sentra that Cristopher Smith was driving fail to stop at a stop sign at Oakley Avenue and Ravenswood Road. 

When the officers attempted to stop the vehicle, Smith led the officers on a high speed chase that reached speeds of 95 mph.

At one point during the chase, police say Smith rammed a rod iron gate and drove through a yard before re-entering the roadway. 

The hood on Smith's vehicle popped up and covered the windshield, so he slowed down. Police say Smith then went down Lacey Lane, which is a dead end road. That's when they were able to arrest him. 

Police booked Smith with possession with intent to distribute amphetamine, possession with intent to distribute hydrocodone, possession with intent to distribute MDMA, possession with intent to distribute heroin, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, aggravated flight from an officer, possession of alcoholic beverages in a motor vehicle, violation of a stop sign, and a contempt of court warrant from Thibodaux for failing to appear on traffic charges. 

Police also learned that Smith had two active warrants out against him in Thibodaux, of of them for armed robbery. 

Cristopher Smith was transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center where he is being held on a $261,300 bond.  

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