SLATON, Texas — On Wednesday, the Lubbock County Sherriff’s Office and the Texas Department of Public Safety pursued a vehicle in a high-speed chase.
DPS said a trooper attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation on Marsha Sharp Freeway and I-27, but the subjects evaded arrest.
The pursuit went for approximately 20 minutes. It started around East Regis and continued through the Buffalo Springs Lake area, onto U.S. 84 into Slaton and then FM 400 through Wilson.
The pursuit ended about 2 miles south of Wilson at mile marker 236 near the intersection with County Road 14.
The driver was later identified as Jeremy Leland Garcia, 26.
Garcia was transported by EMS to UMC in Lubbock because he is believed to have swallowed methamphetamines to hide them, according to DPS. The trooper went to UMC with Garcia.
The passenger in the vehicle, Brooke Lyons, 24, was arrested for an outstanding warrant.