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Teen driver arrested after high-speed chase near Del Rio, DPS says

DEL RIO, Texas (ValleyCentral) — A 16-year-old smuggler led a pursuit by Texas Department of Public Safety officials, authorities said.

In a video uploaded to social media by Lt. Christopher Olivarez of the Texas Department of Public Safety, three people are seen jumping out of a car during the chase, and a third person falls out of an open door as the jeep speeds away.

The DPS said the three migrants were later detained by the US Border Patrol.

Texas Department of Public Safety Christopher Olivares

The 16-year-old driver led a high-speed chase down US 277 in Val Verde County before jumping out of the car and crashing into the area.

The teen and a passenger were found hiding inside a car in the backyard. According to Olivares, they were detained on the spot and arrested for smuggling.

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