Officer recovering after crash during police chase

POSTED: Friday, January 7, 2011 - 5:24pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:53am

MARLIN -- A Marlin Police Chief is out of the hospital after a crash during a high-speed chase last night.

Police say the chase started on Highway 6 when driver James Stimmel wouldn't pull over.

Chief Allen was following Stimmel on a gravel road and lost control, hitting a fence post.

He was taken to a local hospital.

The chase still continued on, stopping after spike strips were set up, blowing out the tires.

That's when officers realized a small child was also in the car. The child was okay.

Now Stimmel is charged with DWI with a minor, evading arrest and endangering a child.


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