Man leads police on chase in stolen car, causes power outage in Kenner neighborhood


KENNER, La. (WGNO) – A Baton Rouge man is behind bars after fleeing from Kenner police in a stolen car and causing a two-hour power outage in a Kenner neighborhood.

Kenner Police said officers used license plate recognition cameras and got a “hit” about 11 p.m. Tuesday on a Honda Accord that had been reported stolen in Kenner.

Officers tried to stop the driver of the vehicle on Airline Drive, but the driver fled and led officers on a chase into Metairie then back into Kenner.

The suspect, 25-year-old Donald Harris of Baton Rouge, eventually lost control of the vehicle and crashed into two telephone poles on Vintage Drive.

Residents north of Vintage Drive were without electricity for two hours after the crash, police said.

Harris sustained minor injuries and was taken to a local hospital.

He has since been released and booked on charges of illegal possession of stolen things, aggravated flight from an officer, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, driving without a license and possession of Schedule IV drugs (Tramadol).