An official with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) shared stunning video of a wrong-way semi truck pursuit that recently took place in La Salle County.
The video was shared on July 3 by Texas DPS spokesperson Chris Olivarez.
The video shows a semi truck pursuit that occurred along IH-35 after the driver of the truck refused to stop for a traffic violation.
Olivarez said that the pursuit reached speeds of 85 m.p.h. with the truck traveling north on the shoulder of the southbound lanes.
Eventually, the truck driver and “numerous illegal immigrants” bailed out of the semi.
Police were able to detain 12 of the immigrants as well as the Florida-based driver of the truck, Eduardo Aradas, who was later charged with human smuggling, reckless driving, and evading.
Check out the video below.
La Salle County – A @TxDPS pursued a truck tractor on IH-35 after the driver refused to stop for a traffic violation. During the pursuit, the driver reached speeds of 85mph & drove on the wrong side of the highway. The driver & numerous illegal immigrants bailed out. Troopers… pic.twitter.com/0yZSetJc8Z
— Chris Olivarez (@LtChrisOlivarez) July 3, 2023