Driver of Pontiac leads deputy on high speed chase

Cameron County Sheriff's Department: Francisco Pinion

A man was taken to the Cameron County Jail after he lead a deputy on a high speed chase in San Benito.

The deputy activated his emergency lights when he noticed the driver of a red Pontiac driving recklessly.

The driver, identified as Francisco Leonel Pinion, was weaving side to side and cutting close to the side concrete barrier on Expressway 83.

The suspect exited on the Roberta Road exit ramp from the expressway and traveled down the frontage road at a speed of over 100 miles per hour.

When Pinion attempted to cross under the expressway, he hit the curb, damaged his from tire hubcap and kept traveling.

After going down a Do not Enter street, Pinion finally exited from his car at the intersection of Otho and North Dick Dowling.

The deputy placed the driver in handcuffs. During the process, Pinion resisted arrest.

He was given a $10,000 bond.

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