CASA GRANDE — A Casa Grande man is facing charges after he allegedly drove the wrong way on Pinal Avenue and led police officers in a random chase around parts of Casa Grande.

According to Pinal County Superior Court records, Victor M. Louissena, 38, is facing one charge of unlawful flight from a law enforcement vehicle.

At 4:23 p.m. on Oct. 11, a Casa Grande Police officer reported seeing a wrong-way vehicle collide with another vehicle in front of Arizona Moon Motel on Pinal Avenue, according to court records. The officer followed as the wrong-way driver, in a white Nissan Sentra, continued going north in the southbound lanes of Pinal Avenue. The driver then turned onto and drove west on 13th Street.

The officer lost the vehicle briefly before catching up with it at Cottonwood Lane and French Street. At that point, the driver went west on Cottonwood Lane and turned south on Wood Street, then east on Saguaro Street before turning north on Crane Street and then west again on Cottonwood Lane.

The officer noted that at one point the driver made eye contact with him in the rear view mirror. The car finally came to a stop near Cottonwood Lane and Pinal Avenue, according to court records.

At that point, Louissena was “removed from the vehicle.” According to court records, officers found a bottle of liquor in the rear passenger seat that had about a quarter of its contents missing.

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Suzanne Adams-Ockrassa is a reporter covering the city of Casa Grande and the surrounding area, as well as Central Arizona College. She can be reached at sadams@pinalcentral.com.

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