St. Martin police chase ends in arrest, drug charges

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A Morgan City woman has been arrested following a hit & run accident that led St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Deputies on a chase throughout the parish.

55-year-old Venetia Gros was arrested and charged with aggravated flight from an officer and possession of schedule two narcotics, among several other charges.

According to police, the chase happened after a hit & run accident near Clothilde and Ninth Streets. Gros refused to stop for police and drove erratically through oncoming traffic on La Highway 70 and struck an officer’s unit before being brought to a stop. Gros had to be physically removed from the car before officers noticed her chewing what was believed to be methamphetamine.

Gros was booked into the Morgan City Jail. No bond has been set.

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