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November 7, 2012

One arrested following high speed chase on Interstate 30

GREENVILLE — One man was arrested after an early Tuesday morning high speed chase from Hunt County into Hopkins County resulted in a crash.

Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks reported that the chase began at approximately 2:30 a.m. Tuesday after a deputy attempted to pull over a red Dodge Durango at the 102 mile marker eastbound on Interstate 30 on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

The driver of the vehicle failed to stop, and allegedly turned his lights off while traveling at speeds of 100 mph or more. The driver ran off the road several times during the pursuit.

The suspect was reported to have wrecked his vehicle in a construction area on Interstate 30 in Hopkins County after losing control of the vehicle and slamming into a concrete wall barrier.

The suspect was taken by air ambulance to a Dallas hospital in unknown condition. The name of the suspect was being withheld as of Tuesday evening until charges can be filed.

“Anytime we have a high speed chase, the lives of innocent people, the officer and the suspect are in danger,” Meeks said. “Don’t drink and drive has been plastered on billboards, on television, on radios, on every social network, and people still drink and drive.”

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