Driver arrested after 110-mph I-35 chase jailed on list of charges

Jeremie Simpson. (Jail photo)
Jeremie Simpson. (Jail photo)(KWTX)
Published: Apr. 30, 2019 at 9:33 AM CDT
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Jeremie Simpson, 28, of Lakeland, Tenn., who was arrested Tuesday after a chase through Central Texas on Interstate 35 that reached speeds of 110 miles per hour was held Wednesday in the Hill County Jail on bonds totaling $24,500 charged with evading arrest with a vehicle, tampering with evidence, possession of a controlled substance, unlawfully carrying a weapon, possession of marijuana and evading arrest or detention.

The chase started at around 8:40 a.m. after Department of Public Safety troopers tried to pull over a Dodge Ram pickup truck for a minor traffic violation on the southbound interstate in Hill County, DPS Sgt. Ryan Howard said.

The pursuit ended on the southbound access road just south of Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center.

Simpson was arrested without incident and was taken to the Hill County Jail.

“Simpson threw a weapon out of the vehicle, which was recovered near mile marker 364, in Hill County,” Howard said.

The chase involved officers from several law enforcement agencies including Hillsboro, Hewitt, West and Waco police, and McLennan County deputies and constables.

Officers tried unsuccessfully to use spikes to stop the vehicle during the chase, McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara said.