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TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY – 1.31.2024 Vehicle Pursuit on PGBT

Date & Time: January 31, 2024, at 12:21 a.m.

Location: Westbound President George Bush Turnpike (PGBT) near US-75.

County: Dallas.

Vehicle: 2015 Dodge Charger.

Driver: Michael Earl Franklin, 26-YOA from Dallas, TX.

Charges:

  1. Evading Arrest with Vehicle – 3rd Degree Felony.
  2. Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Felon – 3rd Degree Felony.

 

Description: A Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Trooper initiated a traffic stop for a traffic violation. The driver refused to stop, and a pursuit ensued. Shortly after, the driver was involved in a single-vehicle crash and fled on foot. The Plano Police Department K9 assisted and located the driver. The driver was arrested, charged, and booked into the Dallas County Jail for Evading Arrest with Vehicle, Unlawful Possession of Firearm by a Felon, four outstanding misdemeanor warrants, and three outstanding felony warrants. This investigation is ongoing, and no additional information is available.

 

Josue “Tony” De La Cerda, Sergeant

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