TEMPLE - A Temple man was arrested early Sunday morning after leading police on a high-speed chase.
Richard Lee Ellason, 41, was booked in the Bell County Jail at 3:49 a.m. and charged with evading arrest in a vehicle.
A Temple Police officer tried to stop Ellason after witnessing him make an "extremely wide right turn," according to a police report. Ellason initially sped off, before eventually stopping for the police cruiser, police said.
When the officer approached the vehicle, Ellason appeared to have "red and glassy eyes," leading the officer to believe he was intoxicated, according to the incident report. The officer went back to his squad car to request an additional unit and run Ellason's name and date of birth. During that time, Ellason turned on his vehicle and sped off.
The officer pursued Ellason, eventually driving northbound onto SW HK Dodgen Loop toward W. Adams. After a short pursuit, Ellason hopped out of his vehicle near Airport Road and ran east. He was caught after a brief foot chase and arrested without incident.
The roads were clear and no other vehicles were endangered by the pursuit, police said.
Ellason was still in the Bell County Jail Monday afternoon. No bond information was available.
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