LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - On Thursday officers of the Laurel Police Department were conducting a safety checkpoint at Hwy 15 North and 12th Street when they observed a black Nissan Altima approaching the checkpoint.
Officers said the lights of the vehicle suddenly turned off and the driver made a U-turn,. The car then accelerated at a high rate of speed attempting to leave the area.
Officers went on a pursuit finally getting the vehicle to stop at 6th Street and 4th Avenue.
Edward L. Dennis, 25, was arrested at the scene.
Dennis faces one count of felony fleeing a law enforcement officer in a motor vehicle. He will have his initial appearance in Laurel Municipal Court Friday.
Sgt. Michael Reaves is the lead investigator in the case.