Suspect in custody after pursuit in Smith County

A suspect is in custody after a pursuit in Smith County. 

According to DPS, troopers attempted a traffic stop on a Cadillac on State Highway 110 north at around 7 p.m. Saturday.

The driver, identified as 20-year-old Benito Vasquez, failed to stop and authorities chased him on County Road 46 and then eastbound on County Road 45 until Vasquez hit another car in a private driveway. 

Vasquez fled on foot and was later detained. He had outstanding warrants with the Smith County Sheriff’s office and Tyler Police Department.

No injuries were reported.


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