HALL COUNTY – Hall County law enforcement received an unexpected but helpful hand during a high-speed pursuit through Hall County into Donley County July 1.
Calling out for help on his CB (citizens band) radio, Hall County Sheriff Tom Heck said truck drivers on U.S. Hwy. 287 assisted in slowing down the fleeing vehicle, which reached speeds of 118 mph during the chase.
“Having a CB radio, I was able to communicate with truck drivers,” Heck said, “and all of them helped in assisting us slow the fleeing vehicle down.”
Performing a PIT (pursuit intervention technique) maneuver to bring the vehicle to a halt, two law enforcement vehicles were damaged.
“Law enforcement was able to disable the fleeing vehicle since the trucks were able to slow the vehicle down enough where a PIT maneuver could be performed at a low and safe speed,” Heck said.
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