A Louisiana man escaped injury but wasn't able to escape the police after wrecking his car while attempting to jump a bridge in Cameron Parish while fleeing from Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Deputies Tuesday morning.

Morgan J. Lyons, 37, of Jennings, La., led sheriff's deputies on a chase from Lake Charles into Cameron Parish where he attempted to jump a pontoon swing bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway on LA 384 near Grand Lake according to a release from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office.

Lyons ran through the barriers which were down as the bridge was being opened to marine traffic but wrecked his car according to the release.

Once EMS arrived and cleared Lyons of any injuries he was taken into custody.

Calcasieu Parish deputies were watching a home in Lake Charles Tuesday morning while looking for Lyons who was wanted on two active warrants out of Jefferson Davis Parish the release said.


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At about 11:30 a.m. Lyons left the home and headed south but fled from deputies when they attempted to pull him over according to the release.

Lyons led police south down LA 384 into Cameron Parish where the chase ended at the Intracoastal Canal when he attempted to make his bridge jump the release said.

According to the release Lyons is charged with "distribution/manufacturing/possession of CDS I, distribution/manufacturing/possession of CDS II, possession of drug paraphernalia, illegal carrying of a firearm by a convicted felon, transactions involving proceeds from drug offenses" and two charges of possession of stolen firearms.