San Antonio man led deputies on a 29-mile chase

November 27, 2016 GMT

A San Antonio man led La Salle Sheriff’s Office deputies and U.S. Border Patrol agents on a 29-mile chase, according to court documents.

A criminal complaint filed Tuesday identified the suspect as Wade Richard Lindsey.

He claimed he believed authorities were after someone else, an affidavit states.

Lindsey was charged with flee or evade in a motor vehicle a checkpoint operated by federal law enforcement.

The case was reported at about 4:30 p.m. Monday.

Agents manning the Interstate 35 checkpoint received information on a silver minivan circumventing the checkpoint at a high rate of speed.

Agents said they located the minivan on mile marker 32.

They said they tried to pull the minivan over but the driver continued traveling north on I-35 at 90 mph.

“As the pursuit … reached the 54 mile marker, (agents) deployed a controlled tire deflation device in an attempt to end the pursuit,” states the complaint.

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Agents said the minivan made contact with the deflation device, but the vehicle continued traveling north until it eventually stopped at mile marker 61.

Agents and La Salle County Sheriff’s Office deputies instructed the driver to exit the vehicle.

However, he allegedly refused to unlock the door.

Authorities forcefully pulled the driver from the vehicle and arrested him.

Lindsey stated he circumvented the checkpoint because he did not have a driver’s license; the rental vehicle he was driving was not registered to him; and he is a recovering heroin addict going through withdrawals, according to court documents.

He further claimed he did not pull over because he believed authorities were pursuing someone else, the affidavit states.