Driver leads Lancaster police on chase through 11 cities to Texas Motor Speedway
- Written by Loyd Brumfield Loyd Brumfield
- Published: 08 May 2019 08 May 2019
Lancaster, TX - A driver fleeing a traffic stop led Lancaster police and a host of other agencies on a chase that wound up with an arrest near Texas Motor Speedway on Wednesday morning. The chase began around 1 a.m. in Lancaster
after officers tried to stop the driver for speeding and a headlight violation, police said. The chase took police and others through 10 additional cities.
The driver fled on Interstate 35 to State Highways 183 and 114 through Dallas, Irving, Grapevine, Southlake, Keller, Westlake, Trophy Club, Roanoke, Northlake and Fort Worth, police said.
The driver was stopped after officers from Fort Worth and Southlake spiked the tires of the fleeing vehicle. SWAT officers from Fort Worth were also dispatched to Texas Motor Speedway after the driver acted erratically and refused to comply with officers' commands, police said.
It is unclear what charges the driver faces. The driver's name was not released.
Assisting agencies included the Dallas County Sheriff's Department, the Department of Public Safety and police departments from Dallas, Irving, Grapevine, Southlake, Keller, Roanoke and Fort Worth.
Source: Dallas Morning News