Pickup truck driver rams patrol car, during high speed chase through three counties

A Vidor man gives his account of a high speed chase where speeds reached faster than 100 miles per hour.

JASPER COUNTY - The driver of a pick up truck led police on a high speed chase through three counties Wednesday morning before being arrested.

The chase began at about 11:15 a.m. Wednesday on Highway 62 in Orange when the driver fled from police.

The driver reportedly rammed a patrol car twice during the chase.

The chase which involved City of Orange Police, Orange County Sheriff's Deputies, Jasper County Sheriff's Deputies and Texas DPS Troopers continued from Orange County through Newton and Jasper Counties before coming to an end.

The chase came to an end about 30 minutes later when the driver ran over spike strips and was arrested near Call Junction Baptist Church on Highway 96 in Jasper County south of Kirbyville.

The name of the driver as well as why he fled from police has not been released.

Logan Meyers of Vidor witnessed most of the dramatic chase. 

"This one was intense," Meyers said. "With the whole banging, cop cars banging and he banging them. The speeds. I've never seen one get up to the speeds he was driving. He was driving pretty quick. I know right there in Buna by the school it was 35 and he was in excess of 100 through there. Blowing the red lights. It was like stuff you see on TV."

 

(© 2016 KBMT)


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