Man arrested after chase on U.S. 90 from Amelia to Berwick

A Texas man was arrested in Berwick by St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s deputies after deputies responded to a report of a vehicle almost striking several other vehicles on U.S. 90, a news release from St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert stated.

Gabriel Espinoza, 36, of North Plaza in Austin, Texas, was arrested at 12:40 a.m. today at Thorguson Road in Berwick, for reckless operation of a vehicle, possession of fraudulent documents, aggravated flight from an officer, two counts of resisting an officer, no driver’s license and general speed law 70 mph in a 35 mph zone.

Deputies were called about a vehicle traveling westbound on the eastbound lane of U.S. 90 near Amelia headed towards Morgan City. There were several vehicles that were almost struck by Gabriel’s vehicle, Hebert stated. Other agencies assisted in this case, Hebert stated. Espinoza turned onto Thorguson Road at which time the driver stopped and exited the vehicle and began to run, Hebert stated. He was then subdued and taken to parish jail and held. No bail was set as of the news release.

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