LAREDO, Texas (ValleyCentral) — A 16-year-old was arrested Wednesday after leading Texas Department of Public Safety troopers on a high-speed chase.
A video uploaded on social media by Lt. Christopher Olivarez, with the Texas Department of Public Safety, shows parts of the chase on a dashcam video.
In the video, the driver is seen disregarding numerous red lights and driving through a construction zone to evade law enforcement.
Ultimately, the driver crashed into a canal and tried to run away before being caught by law enforcement.
Troopers say the teen had six migrants present in the SUV with him, including an infant. He was charged with evading arrest and smuggling of persons, according to DPS.
All six migrants were referred to U.S. Border Patrol, according to Olivarez.