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High speed chase ends in Grimes County

A car full of young people led police on a high speed chase overnight. The red Pontiac Grand Prix fled from a Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputy in Magnolia, traveling on FM 1486 at speeds in excess of 120 miles per hour, according to police.

The vehicle managed to lose the MCSO patrol unit for a short time in the area of FM 1486 and SH 105 at Dobbin, but a City of Montgomery Police Department patrol unit monitoring radio traffic saw the Pontiac turn west on SH 105.

The car turned on CR 204 and while it was still in motion, two 16-year-old girls jumped out of the vehicle, rolling on the ground. One was transported by ground ambulance to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. A young male was detained after the car stopped and he got out. However, the driver, identified as Justin Bowman of Magnolia bailed out and fled on foot along with a female juvenile into the cold night in the pasture lands of Grimes County.

Officers searched by ground and by air, via a DPS helicopter, but the pair was not located and the search was eventually called off. Police said the pair was well-hidden and extremely cold, or at some point used their cell phones to call someone for a ride.

The car, which was not registered to Bowman, was impounded.

Police contacted parents to pickup the juvenile passengers who did not run.

The MCSO was assisted by DPS, Montgomery Police Department, Pct. 5 Constable’s Office, and the Grimes County Sheriff’s Office, including Sheriff Don Sowell.

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