A high speed chase beginning in McKinney ended in Denison Monday evening. Several agencies assisted in the pursuit including the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office and the Anna Police Department.
Sergeant Jimmy Thomas from the McKinney Police Department said the chase started when a patrol officer attempted to perform a traffic stop.
“Just before 8 p.m. last night, a McKinney patrol officer observed a vehicle driving over multiple curbs and attempted to stop the vehicle,” Thomas said.
It was a gray GMC pickup, and the officer suspected the driver may have been intoxicated due to his erratic driving, Thomas said. That is when the driver took off.
“The driver fled when the officer activated his emergency lights to initiate a traffic stop, and our officers pursued,” Thomas continued.
Various agencies assisted as the pursuit continued northbound and into Grayson county. The Howe Police Department assisted by putting down spikes near Howe. While running on damaged tires, sparks from the rims of the car caused a grass fire along Highway 75 in Grayson County.
The pursuit continued until the vehicle finally came to a stop near the 6800 block North Highway 75 in Denison, Thomas said.
There were three occupants inside of the vehicle. Two of them were released without charges.
The driver, Garrett Morott, a 24-year old male, was arrested and booked into the Collin County jail. Morott is currently being held for evading arrest which is a state jail felony and driving without a license.
He is also being held on two federal detainers.