GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A driver was arrested after a nearly hour-long standoff with police and SWAT on Interstate-20 in southern Dallas County Friday morning.
Police in Grand Prairie said officers tried to perform a traffic stop on a possible intoxicated driver at around 9 a.m. on I-20 near Great Southwest after they observed the vehicle traveling with a blown-out tire.READ MORE: U.S. Customs & Border Protection Helicopter Pilots Airlift Seriously Injured Migrant From Remote Area To Hospital
According to police, the driver, later identified as Christopher De La Rosa, fled from officers before stopping in the middle of the road near I-35E in Dallas.
Police said De La Rose refused to follow commands to exit his vehicle. More police and SWAT responded to the scene as a standoff ensued. The standoff caused both sides of the highway to be shut down.READ MORE: Tropical System To Bring Heavy Rain, Flooding To Gulf Coast
Police said armored vehicles were used to pin the vehicle in place to prevent any further incident.
De La Rosa eventually surrendered and was arrested. He was taken to the Grand Prairie Detention Center on charges of evading arrest and driving while intoxicated.MORE NEWS: Public Utility Commission Grills ERCOT Over Its Call For Texans To Conserve Energy This Week
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