Man arrested following high-speed chase, wrecks

Published 9:07 pm Friday, September 18, 2015

A high-sped chase, at approximately 5 p.m. Thursday, in Orange began at Tulane and 37th Street and ended near 16th and Church Street with a man arrested.

Lucas Moore, 19, of Orange, is charged with two counts of intoxicated assault, driving while intoxicated, aggravated assault on a peace officer and evading arrest.

Police were notified of a reckless driver when a silver Chevrolet truck was driving recklessly leading to a collision with a black Chevrolet Cruz near Tulane Road and 37th Street in Orange. The silver Chevrolet truck left the scene followed by a witness.

While patrol units were searching on Fairway, the truck was spotted by law enforcement who followed in pursuit of the vehicle.

According to police reports., the driver appeared to intentionally aim the truck at an oncoming police car and accelerated towards the officer forcing the officer to drive into the front yard of a residence to avoid a collision.

The truck continued leading the chase along Fairway, Sunset, 24th Street, Park Ave., Link Ave. before turning back onto 16th Street.

The truck collided with a white Oldsmobile as it was attempting to pass vehicles on the left.

One woman from the first collision was taken to Baptist Hospital Orange by Ambulance.