Motorcyclist flees police in Orange County, arrested in Louisiana

Matthew Fontenot | Photo: Orange County Sheriff's Office

On Nov. 18, at about 6:15 p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers attempted to conduct a traffic on I-10 in Orange County when the driver of a Honda motorcycle failed to stop for troopers.

Preliminary reports indicate that a trooper attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a 2013 Honda motorcycle for speeding on I-10, near FM 1132, in Orange County.

Troopers activated emergency lights to initiate a traffic stop, but the driver of the motorcycle failed to stop. The motorcyclist continued eastbound on the interstate and traveled into the State of Louisiana where he was apprehended by Texas and Louisiana State Police at exit 7.

The driver of the motorcycle, Matthew Fontenot, 26, of Orange, was taken into custody by Louisiana State Police. Fontenot faces several misdemeanor and felony charges, including evading arrest.

- Texas DPS