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Wanted Driver Leads Fort Worth Police on a Chase to University Park

Driver wanted on several theft warrants, had paper tags, police say

The driver of a yellow sedan with fake paper license plates led Fort Worth police on a chase all the way to Dallas before eventually surrendering in University Park.

The chase began in Fort Worth sometime after noon Thursday and quickly headed east on Interstate 20 through Arlington and into Grand Prairie.

The driver continued on into southeastern Dallas County before turning north on Interstate 45.

Weaving through highway traffic in downtown, the driver then took U.S. Highway 75 to Haskell Avenue where she exited and headed back toward downtown on crowded city streets.

The driver worked her way over to the southern entrance of the Dallas North Tollway and headed north. She exited Lemmon Avenue and appeared to hit spike strips deployed by the Dallas County Sheriff's Department who had joined the chase as they passed through the southern part of the county.

The driver eventually slowed to a stop in University Park where, near Easton Road and Normandy, she exited the vehicle and surrendered to police without further incident.

Fort Worth Police Department
The driver of a yellow sedan with fake paper license plates led Fort Worth police on a chase all the way to Dallas before eventually surrendering in University Park, Thursday May 11, 2017.

Late Thursday night, Fort Worth Police released this photo of the driver. Her name is Ester Rashida Renee. She's now facing several charges including evading arrest. Renee also had several active warrants for theft.

Fort Worth police initially told NBC 5 the driver may be in a stolen vehicle but later confirmed that she was driving a vehicle with fake paper tags.

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