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Drunk Driver Leads Authorities on High Speed Chase

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

A man decides to play grand-theft auto in real life and now he's behind bars. It's a chase that went through several West Texas counties.

Mario Jacobo has been charged in Winkler County with evading.

He's also charged with assaulting a cop and evading in Ward County.

The chase charted in Midland after a stolen truck, rear-ended another pickup near Highway 191 and FM 1788.

A passer-by stopped and got out the see if everyone was ok.

That's when the driver, later identified as Jacobo, got out of the stolen truck and took off in the Good Samaritan's SUV.

Then at around 1a.m. Thursday morning, the Winkler County Sheriff's Office received a call from Ward County stating that the stolen SUV was headed their way.

Two Winkler County units saw the vehicle speeding past them at more than 100 miles per hour.

A chase ensued that went through Kermit, Wink, Pyote and Monahans.

The driver eventually wrecked out north of Monahans.

We're told by authorities that Jacobo was so drunk that he seemed unharmed.    

No word yet from Midland Police and state troopers on what charges Jacobo is facing from their agencies.

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