High-speed chase ends in arrest of San Augustine man

Jewell Roberts (Source: Nacogdoches County Jail)
Jewell Roberts (Source: Nacogdoches County Jail)

NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A high-speed chase which started in Nacogdoches ended with a San Augustine man wrecking north of Garrison and finding himself under arrest.

Jewell Priestell Roberts, 39, is charged with DWI, fleeing in a vehicle, hit-and-run. He was also wanted on a parole warrant.

Nacogdoches Police Lt. Dan Taravella said a K9 officer was working US 59 on the west loop and saw a wreck around 10 a.m.in the northbound lane, then saw a 2007 Ford Taurus leave the scene.

The officer then tried to stop the vehicle but Roberts took off north on US 59, Taravella said.

Taravella said Roberts drove erratically and went into the median a few times and even struck another vehicle during the chase. Taravella said the chase reached speeds of 100 miles per hour.

The chase ended just north of Garrison when Roberts wrecked into a ditch. He was then arrested without much incident, Taravella said.

Taravella said Roberts appeared to be impaired.

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