YouTube User Investigated In Fort Worth Police Chase

FORT WORTH (KRLD/CBSDFW.COM) – A police chase in Fort Worth involving a man recklessly driving a forklift could get another driver in trouble. The incident happened on Sunday along University Boulevard, ending in the middle of Interstate-30.

The chase started as a crawl-speed pursuit by just a single police cruiser, but it escalated to include several police cars. Authorities said that 43-year-old Timothy Raines was drunk and shirtless as he drove the forklift, tossing empty beer cans at the officers in pursuit. (Click here to read more about the chase.)

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At one point during the chase, the forklift veered into a parking lot before returning to the road and creeping onto westbound Interstate-30 in Fort Worth. Police eventually circled the forklift and shot the driver with a Taser before taking him into custody.

But Raines is not the only person under investigation in this incident. A video of the chase was posted on YouTube by 25-year-old Nathan Lowrey, as he and a friend followed police officers in their own vehicle. Now, Fort Worth police are trying to determine if Lowrey was endangering traffic during the incident. If so, Lowrey could face possible charges.

WARNING: Video Contains Graphic Language

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

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  1. NiteNurse says:

    Smart phones mark the coming of the end of mankind. Smart phones and cellphones have created a mess of problems for society.

  2. Calihan says:

    Does anyone know how far back your allowed to follow any emergency vehicle? Any newbie drivers out there? According to the Texas Driving handbook, 500 feet is the minimal or least distance you can follow. For you jocks, that’s goal line to the 50 yard line or half a football field length.

  3. no mama says:

    should have had his media pass! of course, they would have to provide a search warrant on how they got his information as well to determine he not only posted the video but filmed it as well…if i were him i would make the city pd prove it and let them waste our money like the state and federal government do…stupid is as stupid does…if you make it idiot proof they build a better idiot…perhaps anonymous should visit fpd website too.

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