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Police chase goes through Callahan County school zone at 100-plus miles per hour

(Nick Bradshaw/KTXS)

The Callahan County Sheriff's Office said a driver led them on a high speed chase across the county at speeds up to 125 miles per hour.

According to Sheriff Terry Joy, the chase started in Cisco where police there tried to make "a simple traffic stop."

The 36-year-old man behind the wheel of a Chevy Sonic took off west on I-20 before heading north on Hwy 283 in Baird.

He turned around just before the Shackleford County line and headed back south on Hwy 283.

The chase went through a school zone in Baird at 100 miles per hour.

He also tried to ram a deputy's patrol car, according to Joy.

State troopers deployed spike strips which the driver managed to avoid.

One patrol car hit them, flattening all four tires.

The chase ended near Peyton and W. 8th Streets in Baird when the driver stopped.

Deputies found a small amount of marijuana and a gun in the man's car.

He's charged with evading arrest, speeding in a school zone and unlawful possession of a weapon. He was on probation for DWI.

He was transported to the Callahan County Jail.

The man's name has not been released.


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