The trial has begun in Caddo District Court for a Shreveport man, Danny L. Harris, 29, accused of fleeing officers during a traffic stop in July 2017.

On July 19, 2017, agents with the Shreveport-Caddo Street Level Interdiction Unit conducted a citywide operation to target street-level narcotics distributors dealing from vehicles or on foot. When agents attempted to stop a Hyundai driven by Harris, he fled. Officers pursued, and a chase through a residential neighborhood ensued, with the Hyundai ignoring stop signs or traffic controls at more than a dozen intersections, sometimes traveling at more than twice the posted speed, even in construction zones. Harris finally stopped the vehicle but fled on foot. He was captured after a brief struggle with the help of a police dog.

The trial is before District Judge John D. Mosely Jr. Prosecutors are Assistant District Attorneys Pam Moser and Sam Crichton. Harris is defended by Michael Enright.

If convicted as charged, Harris faces imprisonment for up to 10 years at hard labor on a multiple bill. He has two prior felony convictions for narcotics violations.