Driver leads Pearl police on chase into Jackson


Derrick Trigg

PEARL, Miss. (WJTV) – A suspect led Pearl police on a chase into the City of Jackson Tuesday night.

According to Greg Flynn with the City of Pearl, the driver did not stop on the I-20 W. ramp at U.S. 49 for a traffic stop. Police said the driver, Derrick Trigg of Florence, was speeding and threw something out of the window.

Flynn said the chase ended at Mason Boulevard and Lee Drive. Authorities said Trigg had a baby in his arms when he jumped out of the vehicle. He allegedly tried to jump a fence and dropped the baby, which an officer caught. Trigg was arrested after a short foot pursuit.

No one was hurt during the incident.

Trigg has been charged with speeding, DUI, child endangerment, failure to appear, possession of marijuana, vehicle expiration, altered or no license tag, failure to have motor vehicle insurance, no or expired drivers license, failure to stop motor vehicle when officer signals and driving under the influence first offense.

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