Slow Speed Forklift Chase Ends In Middle Of Interstate-30

timothy raines Slow Speed Forklift Chase Ends In Middle Of Interstate 30

Timothy Raines, 43, who was arrested after leading police on a chase through Fort Worth in a forklift. (Credit: Fort Worth PD)

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – What began as a crawl-speed chase between a man erratically driving a forklift on University Blvd. and a single police cruiser escalated in a multi-car pursuit that ended in the middle of Interstate 30 Sunday.

Police say Timothy Raines, 43, was shirtless, drunk and tossing empty beer cans at officers who were trying to pull the forklift over.

Raines veered off University into a nearby parking lot, then drove back onto the street. He slowly crept onto westbound Interstate 30. Police eventually encircled the forklift and shot him with a Taser and arrested him.

Raines was charged with aggravated assault, auto theft, evading arrest, violation of a protective order and driving while intoxicated. He remains in the Tarrant County Jail.

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  1. AC says:

    Run Forest…Run…

  2. NiteNurse says:

    This guy will have the best story at his AA meeting when he stands up and says ” I knew I hit rock bottom when …

    1. C Bauer says:

      LOL. I wish there was a “Like” button on these boards!

  3. C Bauer says:

    Company Owner: Timothy, it’s come to my attention that you got drunk during lunch and led police on a 5 MPH chase down Interstate 30.

    Timothy Raines: Was that wrong? Should I not have done that? I’m sorry – I’m going to have to plead ignorance on this thing, because if I had known that sort of thing was frowned upon…

    1. 2sister says:

      He apparently didn’t even work for the construction company. He just went over and stole their equipment and drove away in it.

  4. YRofTexas says:

    Would love to see any video that may exist on this one! Its great that no one was hurt, and this guy only succeeded in embarrassing himself. It must have been a hoot to watch when it was in ‘action’.

    @AC – FUNNY!

  5. Sherri says:

    I guess it’s really NOT funny, but while reading the story, I sure was giggling……

    1. Herr Schadenfreude says:

      Oh, it’s funny. Schadenfreude is OK. Embrace it.

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