VIDEO: Woman Calls Texas TV Station During Police Chase

A woman on the run from police called Houston TV station ABC13 during a high-speed chase, and was advised to pull over and surrender peacefully. The pursuit that lasted more than 40 minutes came to an end while the driver was still on the phone with the managing editor of the station’s news staff.

The chase began in Willis and came to an end in the Heights area. The Department of Public Safety and several other local agencies joined in the pursuit, which reached speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour.

The caller identified herself as Jessica Latrese Chatman, 37. A law enforcement officer advised ABC13 that Chatman was wanted on a felony warrant, but did not elaborate.

Chatman told ABC13 she was running from police because she was afraid of being arrested and in fear for her life. As law enforcement provided guidance on another line, ABC13 Managing Editor Julie Griffin spoke with Chatman and advised her to pull over, show her hands and get out of the car to surrender to police.




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