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Police pursuit spanned two states

COTTON COUNTY, Okla._An attempt to cite a driver for a traffic violation led police on a chase spanning two states.

Shortly after 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, Cotton County Sheriff Johnston and a deputy attempted to pull over the driver of a 1996 Chevrolet pickup for a traffic violation. The driver pulled to right as if he was to pull over and stop completely but then made a sudden U-turn and headed for Texas.

During the pursuit southbound on I-44, Sheriff Johnston contacted police from Burkburnett to assist with stopping the suspect. Deputy Penney worked with Burkburnett police and Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers when they deployed spike strips at the intersection of I-44 and East Road, the vehicle was finally stopped south of that intersection at I-44 and Bacon Switch Road.

The suspect, 46-year-old Larry Garcia, was arrested and taken to the Wichita County Detention Center. He's facing charges of Felony Eluding a Police Officer and Driving under Suspension in Oklahoma and Evading Arrest/Detention in Texas.

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