Drunk driver arrested after police chase

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A police chase in St. Mary Parish has left a Carencro man behind bars. 26-year-old Joseph Jacobs was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated and aggravated flight from an officer Thursday.

According to the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office, the chase began shortly after 4:00 A.M. when state police received a call about a vehicle traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of U.S. Highway 90. Officers began the pursuit and followed Jacobs through Morgan City into Berwick before stopping the vehicle near the Berwick and Bayou Vista line.

Jacobs was arrested and booked into the St. Mary Parish Jail.

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