Athens Review, Athens, Texas

September 23, 2013

Police still on the hunt for person involved in car chase

HCSO locate wrecked auto in Crescent Heights

Rich Flowers
The Athens Review

Athens — The slick streets of Athens provided the setting for a car chase on Friday night, according to Athens Police Department reports.

The driver of the vehicle was  able to escape from police, but the auto was later discovered wrecked in Crescent Heights. The driver was not with the vehicle at the time it was discovered. The investigation into the chase and wreck continued on Monday.

APD records show the pursuit began at about 9 p.m., when Officer Marshall Passons attempted to make a traffic stop on E. Tyler Street. The driver made his getaway by cutting through the driveway at the Braums restaurant to Corsicana Street.

Police reports said the black vehicle  proceeded westbound toward the courthouse square at a speed of about 80 miles per hour. Passons, Officer Dustin Cook and Sgt. Jason McEntire continued the pursuit until the vehicle left the city limits. APD discontented the chase at that time due to the weather conditions. Passons filed a report on the driver for evading arrest.

At 9:14 p.m. HCSO notified APD that the vehicle that had been involved in the pursuit was found in the Crescent Heights area. East Texas Wrecker was notified to remove the vehicle.

Fortunately, APD only worked a few minor wrecks during the storms of Friday and Saturday. No one was injured in a two vehicle wreck in the 300 block of Cayuga Street, near the Valero Station. 

A minor, hit-and-run collision was reported on Loop 7 at Farm-to-Market  Road 1616. In that wreck a Dodge pickup hit a Ford F-150 and left on FM 1616.