Rowlett man jailed af­ter high-speed chase, stand­off

The Dallas Morning News - - North Texas - Claire Z. Car­dona

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, in­for­ 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.

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