High speed pursuit and crash on video
A police pursuit came to a crashing end in Llano County.
The suspect drove off the road at nearly 100 miles-per-hour and, it was all caught on video.
At 5:30 Saturday morning Llano County deputies responded to a disturbance call in Tow. The suspect, Jamie Lackey, drove off before they got there. "The disturbance was called in by a family member. He was high on drugs,” said Chief Deputy John Neff.
Deputies catch up and follow him some 16 miles along the west side of Lake Buchanan.
Lackey can be seen blowing through stop signs in a video obtained by FOX 7.
The deputy notes that he is weaving all over the road.
Seconds after a deputy radios in with a speed of 90 miles per hour, Lackey attempts to make a right turn at County Road 301 off Highway 29. He crashes instead.
Lackey gets out of his truck limping. He can be heard screaming out in pain on the video.
Officers see that he is treated by EMS and take him into custody.
Chief Deputy John Neff has a theory as to why Lackey ran.
"They don't want to get caught for one thing and he, like I said, had drugs on him and that could've been a reason itself. In addition, we believe he was high on drugs. That's probable one of the reasons he ran,” said Neff.
Lackey was charged with evading and possession of methamphetamine.
Neff says though there was a scary ending Lackey was someone they did not want to get away and the risk to the public was taken into consideration.
"This was like at 5:30 in the morning. There was very little traffic on the roads. The danger to the public was minimal at that point in time. So the deputies made the call to continue the pursuit,” said Neff. "That's just one of the hazards of being a street cop is that you get involved in these things and it's a very dangerous situation."
Lackey spent a day-and-a-half in the hospital for observation.
His criminal history includes multiple DWIs, aggravated assault, evading and possession like he was charged with over the weekend. We also show that he has been sentenced to prison three times since 1997.