It took six or seven patrol vehicles to stop a man accused of reckless driving on Highway 87 Thursday afternoon. The chase led south onto 16th Street where the red Charger was stopped near Novrosky’s restaurant at 2:50 p.m.
The two young women who called 911 after he almost hit them said he had black foam coming from his mouth. He told officers he had taken poison. Acadian Ambulance arrived and took him to a hospital.
Kaylin Bland said the Charger almost ran into the back of the vehicle she was driving as she was traveling south on Highway 87 north of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. The Charger passed her in the turning lane, then cut back in front of another car. At one point, he was passing a car in the turning lane and swerved into on-coming traffic.
She said he stopped at the traffic light on Highway 87 at Allie Payne Road. She got behind him and tried to get him to pull over and stop.
Instead, he put both his arms out the window as the car was moving. Bland’s passenger, Breana Norton, said he was waving his arms like he was at a Carrie Underwood concert.
Bland said she called 911 after he was driving without hands.
An Orange police officer said the Charger would not stop for Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers and other agencies joined in the effort to stop the car.
-Margaret Toal, KOGT-