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Duson woman arrested, charged after mistakenly ID'd as burglar

An apparent case of mistaken identity has resulted in some serious consequences for a Duson woman.

This strange story begins with a burglarly on the 200 block of Fallis Road on Monday afternoon. Police thought they had identified a suspect and gave chase to him or her in their vehicles. As a result, the "suspect's" truck overturned in the 200 block of Shantel Road.

According to Lafayette Parish Sheriff's deputies, witnesses reported seeing a man and a woman emerged from the flipped-over truck, get into a second truck and "erratically" leave the scene.

Agents from several local authorities gave chase and the truck finally came to a stop in the 100 block of Dwayne Drive. When the two people refused to get out of the vehicle, deputies thought that the man was holding the woman hostage.

After about half an hour, a woman emerged from the truck. It was then that deputies realized she was alone -- apparently, there had never been a man in the truck at all -- and that she had never had anything to do with the burglary at all.

The woman had been trying to avoid officers because there was a bench warrant out for her arrest in connection with a previous incident.

The woman has now been charged with reckless operation of a vehicle, possession of prescription drugs without a prescription, possession of Schedule II narcotics and aggravated flight from an officer.

(In case you're keeping score, authorities are still investigating the Fallis Road burglary that started the whole thing in the first place.)

Source: The Advertiser, "Woman arrested following police standoff in Lafayette," June 10, 2013

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