Zachary Callis Harris, 25, of Houston, is led out of Memorial Medical Center after being checked out. He escaped injury and was transported back to Montgomery County Where he faces a list of felony charges.
54 Mile High Speed Chase Ends in Polk County, LIVINGSTON, May 22, 2012 - At approximately 2:30 pm on May 21, 2012, a vehicle (late model Ford Edge) that was reported stolen out of Sugar Land was spotted in the Humble area on US-59. When the officer attempted to initiate a stop, the suspect chose to evade and thus began a 54 mile high speed chase that at times reached 140 miles per hour. The chase went from Humble all the way up US-59 North into Polk County where it came to an end. The driver of the vehicle, Zachary Callis Harris, 25, of Houston was ultimately captured and faces a list of charges including aggravated assault of peace officers, felony evasion, and auto theft. The chase ended when Harris got his tires spiked 2 times on the 59 overpass at US-190 (once by Trooper Kevin Burman with the Texas Highway Patrol and once by Lieutenant Andy Lowrie with the Polk County Sheriff's Office). Once Harris' tires were spiked he was observed intentionally ramming his vehicle into the vehicles of Constables from Montgomery County, at this point other constables from Montgomery County opened fire (one with a 12 guage shotgun, and one a 45 caliber pistol) as Harris was now assaulting peace officers with his vehicle. In spite of firing from moving vehicles, the officers proved to be effective in this real life incident when shots penetrated the driver's side window. Amazingly, Harris was not hit by any rounds. Harris' vehicle finally came to a stop just on the north side of the overpass. Harris was pulled from his vehicle cuffed and loaded into a police car and take to Livingston Memorial Hospital where he was checked out. Harris was not injured and was transported back to Montgomery County where he'll be facing multiple charges. Harris may also be facing charges in Liberty County, San Jacinto County and Polk County.
Zachary Harris being escorted out of Memorial Medical Center by Montgomery County Constables
Zachary Harris evaded police for 54 miles in this Ford Edge. The broken driver's side window is from gun shots fired by constables after Harris began assaulting officers by ramming them with his vehicle.
12 guage shotgun casings on the ground that were fired at Harris.
Empty .45 caliber clip used against Harris.
Law enforcement officers from City of Livingston, Texas Highway Patrol, Polk County Sheriff's Office, Montgomer County converged on the scene.
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