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    Katrina Diane Slade led police on an hour and a half car chase from Wichita Falls ending in Jacksboro Wednesday night.

Wichita Falls car chase ends in Jacksboro

A woman evaded police for more than an hour Wednesday night in a car chase that ended in Jacksboro.

DPS Trooper Dan Buesing said a DPS officer tried to stop Katrina Diane Slade, 24, of Wichita Falls, at about 8:50 p.m. on Kell West, US 277. 

“They went up and down Kell, got onto Kemp and road around multiple streets along Kell and Kemp,” Buesing said. “This went on for an hour and a half. There are too many streets to list where she went.”

The 1999 Lincoln passenger car Slade was driving ended up on Highway 281 South and headed to Jacksboro. Before then, Wichita County deputies had joined the pursuit.

She continued to evade police all the way into Jacksboro where she turned onto N. 6th Street the came back up N. 5th Street crossing main and ended up in the Jacksboro High School parking lot where the pursuit ended.

Slade had an active warrant out of Wise County for a probation violation on a possession of marijuana arrest.

Buesing said Slade drove at speeds of more than 100 m.p.h. for most of the area between Wichita Falls and Jacksboro on Highway 281. 

“When they duck and dodge and turn a lot, it’s hard to put down spikes,” he said. “She’s going really fast and you have to have officers in the right spot to do it safely especially when they’re (suspects) showing reckless driving and no regards for public safety. It becomes a safety issue for the officer.

Once she was arrested, officers found drugs in the car.

Slade was taken into custody by Wichita County officers and booked into Wichita County Jail on charges of evading arrest or detention with a vehicle and possession of methamphetamines and marijuana.

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