Last Modified: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 5:18 PM
A 33-year-old Sulphur man is in the hospital and facing numerous charges after leading police on a high-speed chase, authorities said.
Sulphur Police Department spokesman Mel Estess said Jason Goodwin, of Maple Street, has been charged with resisting an officer with force or violence, DWI, running a red light, hit-and-run driving, careless operation, driving under suspension and felony possession of marijuana.
Estess said officers responded to reports of a reckless driver at 8:14 p.m. on Tuesday.
“When the officer arrived he located a Goodwin,” Estess said in a Wednesday news release. “When Goodwin saw the officer he attempted to back down the street and hit a trash can. The driver then proceeded towards the officer, who gave verbal commands to stop. Goodman attempted to drive around the police unit and struck the door of the unit, pinning the officer to the door.”
Goodman struck a mailbox and ran a red light before losing control and crashing into a utility pole at the intersection of US 90 and Beglis Parkway, Estess said.
Estess said Goodman was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries while the officer was treated and later released.