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Police shoot out truck tire to end high-speed chase

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Posted at 3:42 PM, Feb 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-26 19:34:13-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A man driving a blue/gray Chevrolet Silverado reportedly led multiple law enforcement agencies on an a high-speed chase that lasted more than an hour Wednesday afternoon.

It ended with troopers eventually shooting out a tire on the truck driven by 26-year-old Timothy Herrin in order to disable the vehicle.

The pursuit, which Department of Public Safety Public spokesman Sgt. Nathan Brandley said began in San Patricio County, made its way into Nueces County and snaked through neighborhoods in the west and northwest sides of the Corpus Christi, and onto Interstate 37.

Brandley said the incident began at around 2:02 p.m. and ended just before 4 p.m., and reached speeds of 100 mph.

It began when Portland Police Department attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Hwy. 181 and pulled the truck over. During the stop, the driver took off, leading Portland Police on a chase into Nueces County.

Brandley said a passenger riding in the vehicle bailed from it, but it is unclear whether it happened during the traffic stop or during the pursuit. He was caught by Portland Police, but there no information has been released as to his identity.

Before resorting to shooting out the tire, Brandley said troopers performed a pit maneuver to try and stop Herrin, which involves tapping the bumper in an attempt to spin the vehicle to a stop.

Corpus Christi Police Department, Portland Police Department, Nueces Co. Sherriff's deputies and DPS troopers all were involved in the chase.

Brandley said Herrin has an outstanding warrant for violating parole in Travis Co. and was taken to Christus Spohn Hospital Shoreline to be checked out.

This is a developing story. Check back with KRIS 6 News for more information.