Deputies: Fleeing driver crashes into building

Alan Marantos. Photo courtesy of Jennings County Sheriff’s Department.

A driver fleeing from Jennings County deputies crashed through a building early this morning.

32-year-old Alan Marantos of Brownstown is facing charges of resisting law enforcement, reckless driving and driving with a suspended license after the incident at about 3 a.m. this morning.

Deputies report that they tried to pull over Marantos’ vehicle for speeding near U.S. 50 and County Road 580W. But rather than stop, Marantos took off at speeds of up to 90 mph down West Base Road, before losing control in a sharp turn, crashing through the small building and rolling.

Marantos was treated by paramedics for minor injuries before being taken to jail.