A 14-year-old boy led police on a high speed chase in Parker County this weekend.
Shortly before 2 a.m. on Saturday, an officer observed a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe, dark in color, traveling south in the 500 block of Ric Williamson Memorial Highway, South, at a high rate of speed. The vehicle failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection of 500 Ric Williamson and 1900 Greenwood Rd.
Parker County Today says the officer attempted to make a traffic stop on the vehicle but due to his head start and high rate of speed, lost sight of the vehicle at the intersection of 1900 Ric Williamson and I-20. The officer reduced speed and turned off his lights and siren and continued east on I-20. At the 406 mile marker of I-20 eastbound, the suspect vehicle passed the officer’s vehicle on the right side, still traveling at a high rate of speed.
The officer again activated his emergency lights and siren and attempted to stop the vehicle. When the vehicle failed to yield, the officer notified WPD dispatch that he was in a vehicle pursuit. He continued to pursue the vehicle south on Old Dennis Road to the intersection of Old Dennis and Dean Road where the suspect vehicle turned west onto Dean Road, striking a fence in the process.
The officer continued west on Dean Road to approximately the 600 block where he located the vehicle wrecked in the ditch on the north side of the road. He observed the driver to be unconscious and later identified him as a 14-year-old male. Life Care arrived on scene and transported the suspect to a hospital in Fort Worth.