A Jagermeister liquor bottle pulled from the 20 year old Christopher Gates' pickup (Trooper Barett Duren pictured).
Pursuit That Starts in San Jacinto County Ends in Polk County, SEVEN OAKS, January 6, 2015 - Shortly before 9 pm on January 5, 2015, Trooper Allen Stanton with the Texas Highway Patrol radioed to Polk County Dispatch that a pursuit was about to enter Polk County over the Trinity River Bridge (US-59 north-bound, South of Goodrich). Minutes earlier, Trooper Aaron Humann (San Jacinto County Trooper) tried to initiate a traffic stop for speeding on a brown Chevy Silverado driven by Christopher Gates, 20, of League City. Gates decided to evade and pursuit was established. Minutes later, the pursuit crossed over the Trinity River Bridge into Polk County. The chase went all the way to Seven Oaks where Gates stopped. His front driver's side tire was blown (we're not sure if Gates' tire was spiked or not). Local Trooper Barett Duren and Trooper Humann detained Gates, cuffed him, and loaded him into a unit. A vehicle search turned up marijuana, and what appeared to be drug paraphernalia. Also at the scene was Deputy Javier Segura with the Polk County Sheriff's Office and Trooper Allen Stanton. Gates was taken to Polk County Jail to be booked in and is facing multiple charges. His vehicle was recovered by Riley Wrecker Service out of Corrigan.
Trooper Aaron Humann speaks with suspect Christopher Gates, 20, of League City.
Gates was driving this Chevy Silverado (notice the blown front tire on the driver's side).
Trooper Barett Duren searches the suspect vehicle.
The vehicle search turned up marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Gates' vehicle was recovered by Riley Wrecker Service.
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