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Man arrested for DWI after I-45 chase

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SHERRY LONG
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PALMER - With six law enforcement agencies in hot pursuit, a man was finally apprehended in the 3000 block of Interstate 45 southbound.

Hutchins Officer Gary McClain said the man was under arrest for an investigation of driving while intoxicated.

'His eyes were bouncing, which usually, but not always means drugs,' McClain said.

'This isn't his first rodeo.'

The driver's name was not released as of press time, was taken to Dallas County Sheriff's office to take a breathalyzer before being booked into Lew Sterrett Jail.
Sterrett Jail.

McClain attempted to stop a white 1993 Ford F-150 around 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 26 as the driver barreled down I-45 crossing multiple lanes of traffic before hitting a posted highway sign and running through the median.

As the pursuit continued south officers from Ferris, Palmer, Wilmer, Dallas County Sheriffs Dept. and Ellis County Sheriff joined in the chase.

'Three truck drivers were blocking him trying to keep him from hitting anyone,' McClain said.

A Ferris officer threw out some spikes near the Fifth Street exit which blew out the front driver's side tire.

Additional spikes were thrown out near mile marker 259 southbound eventually stopping the truck as the two tires on the passenger side were damaged.

Even after three of the four tires went flat, the driver would not willingly come out of the truck, so a taser gun was used.

McClain said no one was injured.

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