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Chase runs through county

By Reece Waddell | Published Wednesday, July 11, 2018
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Colt Evan Slate

A chase involving two stolen vehicles ended in Fort Worth around 6:30 a.m. Monday, according to Wise County Sheriff Lane Akin.

The Wise County Sheriff’s Office received a call at 5:43 a.m. that a car had wrecked on U.S. 81/287 north of Alvord. Akin said that vehicle was stolen out of Bowie.

The driver, later identified as Colt Evan Slate of Duncan, Ok., fled the vehicle, stole an Atmos Energy truck and struck a tractor-trailer north of Farm Road 407.

Slate continued onto Texas 114 where an officer with the Rhome Police Department began pursuing him as he crossed the Denton and Tarrant County lines.

Slate merged onto south Interstate 35 before finally wrecking out at Pharr Street in Fort Worth – more than 60 miles from where the chase began. Akin said the Slate appeared to be under the influence of drugs and was transported to a local hospital.

Slate was charged with driving while intoxicated, evading arrest and unauthorized use of a vehicle.

Officers from Rhome and Fort Worth, as well as Department of Public Safety troopers and Sheriff’s deputies responded to the chase.

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