Just before midnight on Thursday a Conroe Police unit was on patrol on SH 105 west near La Salle when he observed a red pickup traveling east in the westbound lanes. He immediately notified the dispatcher and attempted to stop the vehicle. The truck failed to yield and sped up to almost 80 mph and continued east on the wrong side of the road. When they reached I-45 the driver turned south on I-45 to Galdstell where Conroe Police were able to spike it.
The driver then started traveling east on Gladstell until he pulled into the parking lot of a store at the corner of Frazier.
Justin Lee Mahan, 27, of Center, Texas was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated and evading arrest. He admitted he had been drinking since 6 p.m. that evening.