A suspect is in custody after police say he fled from a Valero gas station in south Fort Worth, leading police on a nearly mile-long chase that reached speeds of up to 95 mph before crashing into a MedStar ambulance.
The incident happened Monday night shortly after 10 p.m., police said.
Police were dispatched to the Valero at 6700 Crowley Road after receiving a call saying that a black hatchback car had been parked in front of a gas pump for 20 minutes. The car’s lights were on and a driver was inside the car, police said.
When a patrol vehicle approached the gas station, the suspect pulled out onto southbound Crowley Road, and accelerated when police tried to pull him over, reaching a speed of 95 mph at one point, police said.
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Driving between 60 and 70 mph, the suspect tried to turn east on Sycamore School Road, but lost control and drove over the median, hitting a MedStar ambulance nearly head-on, police said.
Police arrested the as-yet unnamed suspect, who tried to walk away, without incident, then confirmed that no one inside the ambulance was hurt.
Searching the driver’s side of the suspect’s car, police found a small plastic bag of what they say they believe is liquid heroin.