NEW BOSTON, Texas -- Police chased, arrested and took into custody a male suspect shortly after midnight Saturday after he sped along U.S. Highway 82 from downtown Texarkana to downtown New Boston.
The suspect, whose name had not been released as of Saturday morning, drove at a speed of at least 100 mph as he passed a Texas-side police patrol at the intersection of Texas Boulevard and New Boston Road late Friday, said Shawn Vaughn, Texarkana, Texas Police Department spokesman.
A high speed pursuit of the suspect ensued and continued all the way along U.S. 82 to New Boston where police there were able to deploy spike strips to disable the suspect tires and stop the car.
Vaughn said that the summary report stated that the suspect refused to exit his vehicle even after being stopped and eventually had to be forced out of his vehicle by pepper spray once the officers were able to break one of the vehicle's windows.
Police then arrested the suspect for evading detention, driving while intoxicated and resisting arrest.
New Boston Police Capt. Chris said that once officers were able to deploy the spike strips, the suspect's vehicle stopped near the U.S. Highway 82 and Elm Street intersection in New Boston.
He added that the suspect was taken into custody at about 12:24 a.m. Saturday.