ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - A couple trying to outrun the law made it out of Texas but didn't get much farther before New Mexico State Police brought the racer-fast episode to an end early Sunday.
The chase began when an officer in Canyon, Texas, near Amarillo clocked a Nissan sedan flying by at 120 mph and quickly lost sight of the vehicle.
A short time later the driver had slowed to 118 mph when he blew by a Texas Highway Patrol trooper on U.S. Highway 60 near Hereford. With the chase back on police from Bovina, Farwell and deputies from Palmer County joined in but soon dropped out.
New Mexico State Police were waiting by the time the Nissan crossed into northeastern Roosevelt County on State Route 202 a little before 2 a.m. Stop sticks deployed on the highway deflated three of the car's four tires as the driver chugged on a short distance before stopping two miles shy of U.S. Highway 70.
Christopher Sharp and his passenger, Toni Rodriguez, were taken into custody without incident, State Police reported.
Both were booked into the Roosevelt County Detention Center, he on a charge of aggravated fleeing a law enforcement officer, she as an accessory to the alleged crime.
Charges also are pending in Texas.
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