(CBSDFW.COM) – Authorities identified a suspect now in custody after a high-speed chase through Dallas County.

Authorities chased Billy Ray Perkins Jr. as he weaved through traffic while allegedly driving a stolen car Monday morning.

2013 Mug Shot of Billy Ray Perkins Jr. (credit: Dallas Police Department

The chase involved the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office and Dallas police and went through I-45, I-20 and I-35E along southern Dallas County. At times, the Perkins drove the wrong way on a highway.

He performed numerous U-turns on the highways and along neighborhood streets in an attempt to evade authorities.

Toward the end of the chase, a black car pulled up next to the speeding vehicle during the chase but it is unknown what kind of exchange there was. Authorities have not yet said why or how that black car was involved.

The chase eventually ended near E. Ledbetter Drive and Corrigan Drive when Perkins tried to run away from the vehicle but was met by a swarm of sheriff’s deputies who tackled him to the ground.

There appeared to be a struggle in arresting him, and deputies had to pick Perkins up multiple times.

The patrol car taking Perkins to jail was then involved in a crash as they were leaving the scene.

 

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