In Montgomery County, Texas, a motorcyclist was arrested after leading a high-speed chase that began in Montgomery and ended in Harris County. The driver, identified as Matt Campbell, 23, of Conroe, is charged with evading arrest in a motor vehicle.
The chase began when a Montgomery County District 4 Sheriff’s Office deputy attempted to stop a black motorcycle. The officer observed the motorcyclist violating several traffic laws on Highway 59 near FM 1485. However, the driver refused to stop, accelerated and began the chase.
As the pursuit continued, additional officers joined the effort to arrest the motorcyclist. However, one of the officers experienced a setback when one of his tires went flat. Despite this hurdle, the chase continued as the motorcyclist traveled north on Highway 59 before making a U-turn at the Roman Forest exit. It then continued south into Harris County, specifically the town of Humble, reaching speeds of up to 130 miles per hour.
The chase eventually ended when the motorcycle ran out of gas on Beltway 8. The driver was arrested without incident.
Chases like this are not uncommon for law enforcement and occur several times a week. Montgomery County District 4 Sheriff Kenneth Hayden praised the professionalism and dedication of his deputies in handling this challenging and dangerous part of law enforcement. He emphasized that strict guidelines are followed and rigorous training is conducted to ensure these situations are handled as safely as possible, with community safety a priority.