Vernon Parish, LA (KETK) — A high speed chase leads to the arrest of two Fort Polk Soldiers in Vernon Parish.
On Friday at 12:40 p.m. a Trooper from Troop E was in a high speed chase after trying to stop two separate motorcycles for speeding.
These operators actions were endangering themselves, State Troopers, responding law enforcement, and the public.
A Louisiana State Trooper was on Patrol in Vernon Parish when he saw two motorcycles speeding eastbound on Louisiana Highway 8. The Trooper found the motorcyclists going 62 miles per hour in a 45 mile per hour zone.
The Trooper attempted to stop the motorcyclists but both accelerated to 120 miles per hour.
After pursuing the motorcycles for several miles, the first motorcyclist driving a 2013 Yamaha turned onto Louisiana Highway 184 driving 142 miles per hour. The other motorcyclist driving a 2012 Yamaha continued east on Louisiana Highway 8.
The second motorcycle on Louisiana Highway 8 eventually turned onto Louisiana Highway 28 West reaching a speed of 159 miles per hour.
The Trooper found that both motorcycles were heading to Fort Polk, he notified Fort Polk, which in turn closed their entrance gates.
The 2012 Yamaha turned onto Louisiana Highway 469 and stopped at the gates of Fort Polk where he was arrested by the State Trooper.
The 2013 Yamaha was stopped by the Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office on Louisiana Highway 184 at a different entrance gate to Fort Polk. He was arrested by another Trooper.
Driver of the 2012 Yamaha, Nathaniel Sanders, 20, of Fort Polk, and driver of the 2013 Yamaha, Carlton Jamison, 23, of Honolulu, Hawaii, were both soldiers currently stationed at Fort Polk.
Sanders was charged with flight from an officer, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, no driver's license on person, and speeding.
Jamison was charged with flight from an officer, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, and speeding.
Both were booked into the Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office.