The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested and charged a Prairieville man with impersonating a police officer after a high-speed chase and crash.
On Nov. 2, just before 4 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office responded to a vehicle crash involving a gray Dodge Charger on Interstate 310 southbound near Mile Marker 1.3.
Deputies learned the Dodge Charger had struck a guard rail on I-310 while traveling at a high speed. Witnesses stated the vehicle was being pursued by a black Audi A5 Coupe prior to the crash. They further advised the Audi had strobing or flashing emergency lights that were turned on while the Audi was pursuing the vehicle.
Deputies made contact with the driver of the Audi, Peyton Oubre, 23, of 14496 Airline Hwy., Prairieville, who initially stated he worked for the “government,” but denied ever using the emergency lights, according to the Sheriff’s Office. He also had a pair of steel handcuffs in his possession. It was further determined Oubre was not employed by any law enforcement or governmental agencies as he claimed.
Oubre was arrested and booked into the Nelson Coleman Correctional Center for Impersonating a Police Officer.
Oubre was detained and a search warrant obtained for his vehicle. Deputies found a dash-mounted, police-style red-and-blue set of emergency lights and a handgun.
Through statements, it was learned Oubre initially observed the Dodge Charger driving recklessly in Jefferson Parish, where he began chasing the vehicle at a high speed with intentions of dialing 911 where ever the vehicle stopped at. As the Dodge Charger entered St. Charles Parish on I-310, the driver, who was not named by the Sheriff’s Office, lost control and struck the guard rail.
This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Detective S. Mahan at (985) 783-1135 or (985) 783-6807.