by: Caitlyn Rooney
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LUBBOCK, Texas– One person was taken into custody after a police chase ended with a crash early Friday morning, according to the Lubbock Police Department.
LPD said officers tried to stop a vehicle driven by Emanuel Cruz, 42, who was driving east in the westbound lanes of the Marsha Sharp Freeway at 1:45 a.m.
According to police, Cruz led officers on a slow-speed chase. Authorities said they tried to stop the vehicle, but Cruz kept driving against the flow of traffic.
Police said a forcible stop was made in the 500 block of the Marsha Sharp Freeway.
Authorities said no one was hurt and Cruz was taken to the Lubbock County Detention Center. He was charged with evading in a motor vehicle and reckless driving, according to LPD.
Police said the investigation was on-going. This is a developing story. Check EverythingLubbock.com for updates.
(The following is a press release from the Lubbock Police Department:)
The Lubbock Police Department’s Major Crash Unit is investigating a Friday morning collision following a slow-speed pursuit and forcible stop.
At 1:45 a.m. on Friday, December 24, LPD officers attempted to stop a vehicle driven by 42 year-old Emanuel Cruz, who was driving east in the westbound lanes of the Marsha Sharp Freeway. Cruz led officers on a slow-speed pursuit. Additional attempts to stop the vehicle were made. However, Cruz continued to travel against the flow of traffic, at which point a forcible stop was made in the in the 500 block of the Marsha Sharp Freeway.
No injuries were reported and Cruz was taken into custody and transported to the Lubbock County Detention Center where he is charged with evading in a motor vehicle and reckless driving.
The investigation is on-going.
(End of release.)