Speeding driver from Mississippi ends up facing multiple charges

Austin Andre Dodd mug shot courtesy of the LPSO/LPDC

By T. Scott Boatright

A Clinton, Mississippi, driver caught racing through Lincoln Parish at more than 100 mph remained jailed at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center Wednesday night facing multiple charges.

A Louisiana State Police patrol until at a radar post located near Interstate 20 milemarker 106 measured a white Kia driving at 101 mph was pulled over at I-20 Exit 103 late Monday evening. A suspect reportedly got out of the vehicle before getting back into it and continued west on the interstate, allegedly reaching speeds of up to 115 mph and passing an 18-wheeler by driving on the right shoulder of the roadway before finally being stopped after a successful of spike strips near I-20 Exit 86.

The driver, identified as Austin Andre Dodd, 25, then reportedly stepped out of the vehicle and went down to the ground, where he was handcuffed and detained.

It was later determined that the vehicle Dodd was driving was stolen out of Jackson, Mississippi.

Dodd faces charges of illegal possession of stolen things, aggravated flight from an officer and possessing no driver’s license.

Bond for Dodd was set at $150,000.

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