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Overton high speed chase in ends in wreck, arrest

Overton high speed chase in ends in wreck, arrest

POSTED: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 11:47am

UPDATED: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 12:07pm

A man was arrested after a high speed chase in Overton Monday night.

Overton Police tell KETK, an officer attempted to pull over William Reider, 34, of Overton, on Commerce St. around 8:00pm for an expired inspection.

When the officer turned his vehicle around to initiate the traffic stop, Reider sped away. He led the officer on a brief high-speed chase through town.

Reider eventually wrecked his car while attempting to make a turn off of Highway 323 onto Rusk County Road 124. His car rolled multiple times, but he was wearing a seatbelt and was uninjured.

He was arrested and booked into the Rusk County Jail for evading arrest with a motor vehicle.

Reider told police that he drove away because he did not want a ticket.

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