Driver leads Denison police on chase that crossed Red River

Published: Dec. 12, 2019 at 6:41 PM CST
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Local law officers are on the lookout for a man who led them on a chase in Texas and Oklahoma last night.

What started out as a routine traffic stop in this Denison neighborhood quickly became what one man called a spectacle, and it was caught on his security camera.

"It looked like a NASCAR short-track race going on," said Jay Weda.

Weda was watching TV with his wife just after 8 p.m. Wednesday when they saw police lights just outside their window.

They didn't think anything of it at first.

"We heard the screeching of the tires, and then immediately my wife and I jumped out and looked out the window, and that's when we saw the loop-the-loop going on with the cars and going what in the world is going on here," said Weda.

After two quick laps around the median, the suspect took off with a woman and 3 kids on board.

The suspect led Denison police on a chase that went from Loy Lake Road to Morton Street, before taking off to Oklahoma.

Police say the man driving the truck dropped off the woman and kids in Oklahoma and took off again without them.

Even though he got away, police know who the driver is and say justice is coming.

"Several charges the driver could be facing, we'll file those at the district attorney's office. Of course, it's going to be evading arrest with a vehicle, which is a felony charge, and endangering a child for each one of the children in the vehicle," said Lt. Mike Eppler with the Denison Polic Department.

No one was hurt in this incident.

"There are so many kids in this neighborhood that we were thankful there wasn't children. If it were an hour or two earlier, we have kids up and down the street with their bikes and electronic stuff and running up and down here, easily could have hit somebody," said Weda.

Denison police ask anyone with information to call (903) 465-2422.

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