A Lone Oak Police Officer attempted to stop a black Chrysler 300 for speeding on US 69 Monday afternoon.
According to reports, the driver of the Chrysler refused to stop and accelerated to speeds of more than 130 miles an hour north on US 69. Additional law enforcement officers attempted to set out spike strips near the Greenville city limits but were not successful. The pursuit left US 69 and proceeded westbound onto Interstate 30 in Greenville.
Hunt County Sheriff’s deputies joined the Lone Oak officers as the pursuit continued west on the interstate through Greenville and Caddo Mills.
As traffic started collecting near the Hunt/Rockwall county line, officers and deputies had to slow down for public safety concerns and lost sight of the Chrysler 300. Multiple calls to both Hunt and Rockwall County 9-1-1 reported the black 300 continuing west on the shoulder.
Rockwall County Sheriff’s deputies were able to locate the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop. The driver of the Chrysler stopped the vehicle near the Dalrock exit on I-30 and surrendered peacefully to Rockwall deputies.
Two juveniles were in the vehicle, a male driver and a female passenger.
Due to their age, their identities will not be released.
The juveniles were transported back to the Hunt County line to be remanded into the custody of the Lone Oak officer. The vehicle was impounded and returned to Hunt County.
The Lone Oak Police vehicle suffered a flat tire, which the officer changed while waiting for the suspect. The male juvenile will face a charge of felony evading. Both are said to be students at Lone Oak High School.
Aside from the flat tire on the patrol vehicle, no other property damage was reported and there were no injuries.