Authorities took a driver into custody Tuesday evening following a lengthy, high-speed vehicle pursuit across Parker County involving multiple law enforcement agencies. Willow Park police received a 911 call late Tuesday afternoon about a car weaving back and forth on I-20. The car was stopped near Crown Pointe Boulevard, but a physical altercation ensued between the driver and an officer, and the driver got back in his car and the chase ensued westbound.
The Weatherford Democrat says the vehicle traveled through Hudson Oaks and through areas of Weatherford, including Fort Worth Highway, East Bankhead Highway, South Bowie Drive, Old Brock Road, Ric Williamson Highway and Ranger Highway. The car drove on the wrong side of the roadway on Fort Worth Highway at one point. Speeds reached in excess of 100 mph on the interstate. Multiple agencies were involved in the pursuit. The driver eventually lost control of the vehicle in a ditch in a field in Millsap. A DPS trooper reportedly took into custody the driver, identified by Johnson as 29-year-old Christopher Jess Lemley of Palo Pinto County. Lemley had an outstanding parole revocation warrant on a felony weapons-related charge.The Willow Park police officer who initially stopped Lemley apparently had his arm slammed in the car door during the struggle and will be seeking medical attention.