Driver leads Texas DPS on chase, occupants turned over to US Border Patrol

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WESLACO, Texas – A Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper attempted to stop the driver of a brown Buick Enclave (occupied by four including the driver) at about 8:23 a.m. for a traffic violation. The incident happened on El Farro Road and U.S. 83.  Driver of the Buick failed to yield and evaded law enforcement.  The Buick came to a stop at the northeast corner of U.S. 83 Frontage Road east of Abram Road after it struck a utility pole.  Driver of the Buick and one female passenger were apprehended.  Two male occupants fled on foot and were shortly apprehended in the vicinity with the assistance of DPS aircraft.  All three occupants (one female and two males) have been released to U.S. Border Patrol.  28-year-old Eduardo Damian Mendoza, a resident of Alton, has been arrested for evading arrest with a motor vehicle and human smuggling.  Mendoza has been transported to the Hidalgo County Jail where he will be booked pending arraignment.

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