CHURCH POINT, La. (KLFY) A Church Point police officer was rushed to the hospital Sunday night after his vehicle hit a ditch and flipped during a police chase.
According to Police Chief Dale Thibodeaux, the officer was attempting to stop a vehicle where the driver and passengers had felony warrants from previous shootings.
As the officer attempted to pull the vehicle over, Thibodeaux said a chase occurred and during the pursuit the suspect’s vehicle hit the police unit causing it to strike a ditch and flip on its side.
The officer was transported to a Lafayette hospital with non life threatening injuries, Thibodeaux said.
The driver of the vehicle was arrested and booked on several felony charges.