Motorcyclist from Orange leads troopers on pursuit into Louisiana

ORANGE COUNTY - A man from Orange is facing multiple charges after leading law enforcement officers on a motorcycle pursuit into Louisiana.

The Texas Department of Public Safety reports that shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday, a Trooper tried to pull over the driver of a motorcycle for speeding on I-10 eastbound near FM 1132 in Orange County.

Investigators say Matthew Fontenot, 26, failed to stop and proceeded to lead Texas and Louisiana State Police on a chase for several miles. He was taken into custody at Exit 7 in Vinton.

Fontenot is facing several misdemeanor and felony charges including evading arrest.

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