Coast Guard searching for missing Alabama man in Lake Pontchartrain
METAIRIE, La. (AP)– The Coast Guard is continuing the search for an Alabama man who jumped off the southbound Lake Pontchartrain Causeway on Thursday night.
The man has been identified as 28-year-old Darryl Clinton Davis Jr. of Foley, Alabama.
The Coast Guard continued the search Saturday.
Authorities say Davis was apparently driving a pick-up truck, reported stolen from Foley, on the southbound side of the bridge around 10:30 p.m. when he ran into construction crews and a Causeway Police detail. Spotting them, Davis turned around and began driving north in the southbound lanes, against the direction of traffic, pursued by police.
After a chase, Davis’ truck grated against the guardrails and he came to a stop. Officials say he then got out of the truck and jumped over the side into choppy waters.