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Tyler police arrest DWI suspect for three hit and run wrecks

(Source: Tyler police) (Source: Tyler police)
TYLER, TX (KLTV) -

Thursday evening, Tyler police got reports of a vehicle that caused three separate accidents and fled the scene at all of them.

Someone followed the vehicle and suspected that the driver was intoxicated by the way he was driving. 

A press release states that "officers caught up to the vehicle at E. Erwin outside the Loop where they attempted to pull the suspect vehicle over."

The driver, Eugene Johnson, 36, tried to get away by driving into the county and fleeing on foot. The police officers chased the suspect then took him into custody.

Johnson, who already had an extensive criminal history, was charged with three counts of leaving the scene of an accident, DWI with an open container, evading in a vehicle, and evading on foot. 

The Tyler Police Department says that no injuries were reported in the hit and run collisions.

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