Driver Involved In High-Speed Chase In Custody

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December 02, 2019 - 3:41 pm
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DALLAS (KRLD) - A 35-year-old man who led Dallas County Sheriff's deputies and Dallas police on an erratic pursuit for about 45 minutes before being apprehended Monday morning is now hospitalized after the police car he was being transported in was involved in a minor crash.

Dallas police said Monday afternoon the chase began when they tried to stop the driver of a red Mercedes and that the driver refused to pull over. Dallas police then requested assistance from the sheriff's department, who later identified the driver as Billy Ray Perkins.

At various points in the pursuit, the driver drove at varying speeds, crossed over medians, went off-road to change directions and even drove into dangerously into oncoming traffic. 

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