Fleeing Driver Leads Lancaster Police, Others Through 11 Cities to Texas Motor Speedway

A driver fleeing a traffic stop led Lancaster police and a host of other agencies on a chase that wound up with the suspect's arrest near Texas Motor Speedway on Wednesday morning.The chase began around 1 a.m. in Lancaster after officers tried to stop the driver for speeding and a headlight violation, police said. The chase took Lancaster police and others through 10 additional cities.The driver fled on Interstate 35 to state highways 183 and 114 through Dallas, Irving, Grapevine, Southlake, Keller, Westlake, Trophy Club, Roanoke, Northlake and Fort Worth, police said.The driver was stopped after officers from Fort Worth and Southlake spiked the fleeing vehicle. SWAT officers from Fort Worth also responded in front of Texas Motor Speedway when the driver acted erratically and didn't comply with officers' commands, police said.It is unclear what charges the driver faces.Assisting agencies included the Dallas County Sheriff's Department, the Department of Public Safety and police departments from Dallas, Irving, Grapevine, Southlake, Keller, Roanoke and Fort Worth.  Continue reading...

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