Fort Polk soldiers arrested after police chase

State Police arrested two soldiers stationed at Fork Polk in Vernon Parish after they led troopers on a high-speed chase during which they were clocked riding high-performance motorcycles about 100 miles an hour above posted speed limits.

State Police saw two motorcycles on La. 8, a 2012 Yamaha and a 2013 Yamaha, going 62 mph in a 45-mph zone, and when he attempted to pull them over, they immediately accelerated to about 120 mph, State Police spokesman Scott Moreau said Saturday.

The driver of the 2013 Yamaha, Carlton Jamison, 23, of Honolulu, Hawaii, eventually turned onto La. 184, but not before being clocked doing 142 mph in a 45-mph zone on La. 8, Moreau said.

The driver of the 2012 Yamaha, Nathaniel Sanders, 20, of Fort Polk, stayed on La. 8 and was clocked going 159 mph in a 65-mph zone, Moreau said.

Sanders and Jamison were booked into the Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office Friday with flight from an officer, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle and speeding, Moreau said.