Ben Russell, NBC 5 News
A late-night police chase spanning 30 miles came to a grinding halt on I-30 early Monday morning.
A late-night police chase spanning 30 miles came to a grinding halt on Interstate 30 early Monday morning.
A Rockwall County Sheriff's Deputy attempted to stop the driver of a Honda Civic at about 1 a.m. in Royse City for a traffic violation when the man took off, officers said.
The male driver, later identified as 19-year-old Jessie Eduardo Olivares, refused to stop. A chase ensued with officers from several departments joining the mix, including Dallas County Sheriff's Deputies and a helicopter from the Dallas Police Department hovering above.
As the chase entered the I-30 canyon in downtown Dallas, officers deployed spikes that blew out the vehicle's tires. The car quickly ground to a stop at the I-30/Interstate 35E split in downtown, officers said.
The driver struggled with police and an ambulance was called to check on his health before he was cleared to go to jail, officers said.
Officers reported finding .4 grams of cocaine on Olivares.
Olivares, who has outstanding warrants in Dallas and Tarrant counties, was booked on the following charges: evading in a vehicle, possession of a controlled substance, driving under the influence as a minor, criminal mischief, driving without a license and possession of alcohol.
Olivares is being held in the Rockwall County jail.
NBC 5's Ben Russell contributed to this report.