Police Chase Ends in Crash On Dallas North Tollway
Because law enforcement has gotten smarter and more advanced about how they apprehend criminals, many police chases don’t last as long as they used to. In many cases, police are able to coordinate in order to block off possible escape routes. It simply isn’t as easy today to outrun or outsmart the police as it might have been 30 or 40 years ago.
That said, there are occasions when those being pursued can evade law enforcement for several hours. This could be because police resources are spread too thin with other things happening around the same time, or because the driver happened to lead the chase into an area that is harder to control. In one example, a driver led police on a chase that lasted several hours and eventually ended in a single-vehicle crash in north Dallas, according to this report from Fox 4 News.
A pickup truck started to be pursued by law enforcement in Little Elm, Texas at about 2 in the afternoon. The pickup was able to evade capture for several hours. The chase didn’t end until well into the night. State Troopers came in to assist in the pursuit.
Eventually, the driver that was being chased lost control of his pickup as he tried to exit the Dallas North Tollway at a high speed. This happened near the President George Bush turnpike. The driver was captured and detained.
No other details were immediately released.