By: Natalie Kinstle, HCHS Tiger Times News, April 7th, 2017
Recently, a driver wrecked his Jeep Cherokee into a boulder after fleeing from a Pine Mountain Police Officer. Fortunately, the boulder prevented the SUV, containing the driver’s two children, from falling off the edge of the mountain. The driver took off from the crime scene, leaving his 5-year-old son and 5-year-old daughter in the dust. The reason for the driver’s flee is still an ongoing mystery.
Monday, March 27th, the Pine Mountain Police Officer was patrolling along the US Highway 27 near Mountain Creek Inn. At approximately 3:30 PM, he noticed a few minor violations the man behind the wheel of the Jeep Cherokee had made. The officer made an effort to conduct a traffic stop on the man, however, the driver fled from him and made his way toward the Callaway Country Store. The officer chased after him. During the chase, he noticed the two children. As he began to check the condition of the children, the suspect booked it. The driver attempted to take a left, however lost control and ran into a few trees, hit a road sign, ran into a large hedge bush, and soon ran into the boulder.
The Harris County EMS was called to the scene, however the children were unharmed. The case has reached its deadline, however the suspect is still to be found. It is suspected that missing driver and his children were visiting relatives in the Pine Mountain area, due to the Virginia tag located on the Jeep.
Sources: Harris County Journal