Man Leads Police on High Speed Chase


POSTED: Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 6:24am

UPDATED: Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 12:11pm

EL PASO - Police arrested a man after he led them on a high speed chase in west El Paso. 

It started just before 3a.m. Tuesday.

According to emergency police scanners, the man might have been involved in a domestic dispute earlier in the night.  Police tracked down his car, but he refused to stop.  Emergency dispatchers say the man crashed into two parked cars and also hit at least two police units.

The chase ended on I-10 and Artcraft.  The man was tased and arrested.

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More people are killed on domestic dispute calls than all other police response related calls. It's a good thing this violator was pulled over by El Paso's finest otherwise it could have gotten out of hand for someone else on the public roadways of El Paso.

In all due fairness and respect to the EPPD, if it would have been during peak hrs of the day or evening shift, there wouldn't have been a pursuit or high speed chase Steven.
At 3:00 in the morning, not too many people are out and about traveling the city and county roadways.

A high speed chase is like firing a gun into a crowd.
Some cities and states have outlawed high speed chases.
This guy could have been easily picked up later.
Was it worth it to take a chance that he would crash into some innocent family?
It was a domestic dispute, not a robbery, or a murder. And even if it was, it's not worth getting someone else killed.
These chases need to stop.

I agree with you Steven. Especially when police officers are speeding through a school zone when children are getting out of school, and chasing down a vehicle going two miles over the speed limit. That really does not make sense to me. I've seen that several times at Omar Bradley Elementary school. I don't know who to report it to, but I wish I could maybe these officers will get reprimanded for their actions.

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