High speed chase reaches 115 MPH

VAN (KYTX) - A Dallas man was put behind bars Friday morning after leading Van Police on a high speed chase. Van Police told CBS 19 the chase started around 4:40 Friday morning.

Van Police say an officer spotted Joseph Jones traveling through the city at a high rate of speed. The officer tried to pull Jones over on W. Main Street in front of Van Middle School. Jones pulled over, then took off -- heading east towards Lindale. The officer and Jones traveled down Highway 110. Jones did a u-turn and went back towards Van and took another u-turn and headed west back towards Lindale. Two Lindale Police officers joined in the chase. One officer tried to get Jones to pull over, but he went around him. The chase went north on Highway 69 down a dead end road. The driver did a u-turn and traveled back on 69 north to another dead end county road. That's when Jones rammed through a metal gate into a wooded area. He somehow turned his vehicle around and started driving towards officers on foot. That's when officers pulled their guns and told him to stop. After a short struggle, officers were able to get Jones out of his vehicle and arrest him.

Van Police say at times the chase topped speeds at 115 miles per hour. Officers found nothing in Jones' vehicle. Office said the man told them he ran because he had a suspended driver's license. Officers found that to be true. Smith County Sheriff's Department along with DPS also assisted in the chase.


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