LUBBOCK, Texas — Two people were arrested following a high-speed chase that ended with a crash late Sunday morning, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.
DPS told EverythingLubbock.com the incident began just before 11:30 a.m. in Garza County.
A trooper attempted to make a traffic stop on a passenger car that was traveling at 145 mph in a 75 mph zone along US Highway 84.
The vehicle did not stop, so the trooper began pursuing at a high rate of speed across portions of Garza, Lynn and eventually Lubbock County.
During the chase, DPS said the trooper observed the occupants throw something out of the vehicle.
The chase eventually ended when the vehicle crashed on the east side of Slaton.
Both occupants then fled on foot but were quickly apprehended. They were transported to the Lubbock County Detention Center.
DPS later identified the driver as Jacobi Denmark, 23, of Lauderhill, Florida. The passenger was identified as Le-Shaun Demetrius Mountain, 21, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Both men were charged with evading arrest or detention and fraudulent use/possession of identifying information.