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Driver arrested after high-speed chase

The chase eventually came to an end at Victoria and San Leonardo where authorities were able to make an arrest
Published: Mar. 24, 2021 at 9:59 AM CDT|Updated: Mar. 24, 2021 at 8:47 PM CDT
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LAREDO, TX. (KGNS) - A car chase on Wednesday morning that involved Border Patrol agents and DPS troopers began in south Laredo and ended abruptly in a local neighborhood.

Along the Rio Grande, local and state authorities are confirming what Border Patrol agents have been saying all along: there is a surge of illegal activity taking place along the border and it’s not just impacting people along the riverbanks, i’s making it’s way into people’s neighborhoods.

“It was real dangerous, thank god nothing happened here on the road, you know,” said an eyewitness.

The eyewitness felt compelled to follow Border Patrol agents and DPS troopers engaged in a chase that began near the Laredo College south campus at Lope De Vega at around 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning.

The witness says he saw the events unravel after he saw law enforcement try to pull someone over for what appeared to be a traffic violation.

“I was driving right behind all the way, I was coming from Zapata Highway.”

The eyewitness followed law enforcement all the way to the cross section of Victoria and San Leonardo, and there tense moments arose as neighbors and onlookers witnessed two men go into custody, including one covered in mud who appeared to have attempted to escape.

In the back of the 2007 white Lincoln SUV, marijuana was found by agents.

For some, these images along the border have become far too common and they don’t expect them to go away anytime soon.

“I’m not going to lie, it’s all I see, what I tell you, it’s all I know, what I saw.”

The driver of the SUV, Luis Fernando Fabela of Edinburg, is being charged with evading arrest, reckless driving, possession of marijuana, and human smuggling.

The passenger’s charges have not been revealed at this point.

Several other suspected undocumented individuals were reportedly in the vehicle as well.

The Biden administration continues to face scrutiny as over a 11 million undocumented immigrants residing on U.S. soil seek a means to become legalized citizens.

Opponents argue drug trafficking and human smuggling are two issues that cannot be tolerated.

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