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Man leads Killeen police on high-speed chase

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Posted: Thursday, October 3, 2013 4:30 am

Killeen police arrested a 20-year-old man who led them on a high-speed chase through neighborhood streets in a stolen car.

Police charged Frederick Lamont Miller with evading arrest in a motor vehicle in connection with a chase through west Killeen that began on Ricks Road and ended roughly a mile away on Hitchrock Drive where the two occupants abandoned the vehicle.

A police officer spotted a blue Volvo being driven erratically Monday morning.

The driver, later identified as Miller, narrowly missed hitting a truck and ran a stop sign, according to an arrest affidavit.

The officer initiated a traffic stop for the infractions. Miller appeared to stop only to speed away. During the chase, Miller ran several stop signs and drove dangerously near a stopped school bus.

On Hitchrock Drive, Miller stopped the car and left the vehicle along with an unidentified passenger. The car remained in gear and rolled backward into the pursuing patrol vehicle.

Another officer spotted Miller running in the area and detained him. Miller later confessed to being the driver and told the officer he did not have a driver’s license.

Police contacted the owner of the Volvo, who said the car was taken without his permission.

Justice of the Peace Garland Potvin arraigned Miller on Wednesday, setting his bail at $20,000. Miller was in Bell County Jail Wednesday night.

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