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Pursuit Leads to Drug Arrest

Deputies patrolling the parish observed a white Kia travelling at a high rate of speed on Monger road and turning onto Berken road on Tuesday, July 28,2020.

Posted: Jul 30, 2020 12:37 PM

Deputies patrolling the parish observed a white Kia travelling at a high rate of speed on Monger road and turning onto Berken road on Tuesday, July 28,2020. Deputies attempted to stop the vehicle near Hwy 1126 when the driver of the Kia lost control and left the roadway. The driver quickly turned around and drove towards the patrol unit. Deputies made moves to prevent a crash with the Kia. The driver again accelerated to a high speed in excess of 80 mile per hour. The vehicle turned on Racca road where it was blocked in by additional units that responded. The driver was forced to stop near Racca Road and Hwy 26.

The driver, Brian Anthony Paddio, 36, of Jennings refused to exit the vehicle and fought with deputies. A taser was deployed and then the driver was removed from the vehicle. The deputies found Oxycodone and marijuana.  Paddio was arrested and booked on charges of Careless operation, Aggravated flight, resisting an officer, Possession of CDS I (Marijuana), Possession of CDS II with intent to distribute (Oxycodone), possession of drug paraphernalia and driving under suspension.

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