Rowlett man jailed after high-speed chase, standoff
A Rowlett man was arrested after a standoff that followed a high-speed police chase Monday evening.
Forney officers said they had tried to stop Aaron Woodcock for erratic driving about 10:15 p.m. at U.S. Highway 80 and Gateway Boulevard. He refused to stop and led police on a 36-minute chase, police say.
Woodcock drove more than 100 mph at times and continued going more than 70 mph after spike strips were deployed, inforney.com reported.
His pickup was eventually disabled about 24 miles away on Highway 80 and Fourth Street in Wills Point.
Woodcock, 36, refused to get out of the vehicle, leading to a 30-minute standoff. He could be seen drinking beers and taking medicine, KDFW-TV (Channel 4) reported.
Officers fired tear gas into the truck, forcing Woodcock out. He held his hand behind his back, then started running. Police chased him and took him down outside a Mcdonald’s. Woodcock was booked into the Kaufman County Jail and charged with driving while intoxicated, evading arrest or detention with a vehicle and resisting arrest, search or transport.