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DPS foils human smuggling attempt on I-35

Published: Jul. 21, 2021 at 7:09 AM CDT
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LAREDO, TX. (KGNS) - A high-speed chase along I-35 ends with some undocumented immigrants being captured; however, the driver and passenger remain at large.

The incident happened on I-35 at around 6 p.m. when a DPS trooper attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a 2010 Dodge Avenger that was traveling north on the highway.

The driver refused to stop escalating into a chase.

The vehicle then took exit 24 and made a turnaround traveling south on I-35.

Eventually the car came to a stop at mile marker eight where the driver and passenger got out and fled on foot.

Five undocumented immigrants were apprehended and turned over to Border Patrol.

The investigation remains ongoing and DPS Troopers are investigating as they attempt to identity the driver.

DPS is asking for the community to be on the lookout for the vehicle that was involved in the case. If you spot the vehicle you are asked to report it to police and or Crime Stoppers.

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