Police narrowly misses deer, cross 4 counties during 130 mph chase

By Daniela Sternitzky-Di Napoli - Digital News Editor

NEW CANEY, Texas - A car led police on a 130-mph chase through four counties in the Houston area after what was supposed to be a routine traffic stop. 

According to police, they attempted to pull over a Nissan Maxima around 10:30 p.m. for a turn signal after the driver turned off Dorsten Drive onto FM 1485 in New Caney. 

The driver of the Nissan, identified as Preston Lee Tyler, 36, refused to stop and instead sped up, initiating a chase, police said. 

Officials said during the chase, Tyler and his passenger began throwing things out the window.

Traffic was light during the chase, so no other vehicles were hit. However one of the police units grazed a deer that ran out in front of it toward the end of the chase in Livingston, police said. 

According to authorities, the deer made a narrow escape.

The chase started in Montgomery County and went through Liberty County, San Jacinto County and ended in Polk County after authorities were able to set up spikes, police said.

According to authorities, the spikes blew out the vehicle’s two front tires along with the tires of two police vehicles that were unable to avoid the spikes.

Tyler continued until reaching the Village or Seven Coves limits, where he started to slow down because of the blown tires, police said. 

According to police, Tyler has an extensive record and ran because he doesn’t like cops.

Both he and his female passenger were taken into custody. Tyler is being charged with felony evading in a motor vehicle, authorities are still waiting for word to come back on any possible warrants for the woman, police said.

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