Trooper John Allen puts cuffs on driver, 36 year old Preston Lee Tyler, of New Caney.
Pursuit That Started in Montgomery County Ends in Polk County, SEVEN OAKS, October 26, 2018 - At approximately 10:30 pm on October 25, 2018, Trooper J. Silvia, with the Texas Highway Patrol was on Patrol in Montgomery County near FM-1488 when he spotted a black 2014 Nissan Maxima, driven by Preston Lee Tyler, 36, of New Caney make an unsafe lane change. Trooper Silvia initiated a traffic stop, but Tyler opted to evade and the pursuit was on with speeds reportedly up to 130 miles per hour. The chase went north of US-59 and eventually crossed the Trinity River Bridge into Polk County (South of Goodrich). By now, other Troopers and Police from Patton Village were assisting in trying to stop Tyler. Trooper Colton McQuilkin, with the Texas Highway Patrol successfully spiked both front tires on Tyler's vehicle in Seven Oaks. The chase quickly ended in North Seven Oaks. Tyler (who got out of prison less than a year ago) was placed under arrest. During the chase, Tyler and his female passenger (don't have passenger's name at this time) were allegedly observed throwing objects out the window of their vehicle. Both Tyler and his passenger are facing a list of charges in Montgomery County. Assistance at the scene was also provided by the Polk County Sheriff's Office. Tyler's vehicle was towed by Saddle Creek Towing out of New Caney and was transported to Montgomery County for a complete vehicle search. The chase went through four counties; Montgomery, Liberty, San Jacinto, and Polk.
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Video footage of chase as it passed on US-59 south end of Pan American Drive (next to Boot Barn).
Tyler was driving this 2014 Nissan Maxima.
Trooper Colton McQuilkin speaks with Tyler's passenger (her name not yet released). Trooper McQuilkin sucsessfully spiked both front tires and safely ended the high speed pursuit in North Seven Oaks.
Trooper J. Silvia questions Tyler. Trooper Silvia is the Trooper who initially tried to pull Tyler over for a moving violation.
Mixi, Molly, and Heidi were on duty for PolkCountyToday.com.
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