Man Charged With Evading Police

Man Charged With Evading Police

ODESSA, TX (KWES) - One man is facing evading charges following an incident on Thursday morning in Odessa.

Odessa Police tell NewsWest 9, officers saw a black Ford Expedition run a red light at 42nd & Dixie.

Officers then attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle but the driver sped off northbound on Dixie.

We're told the vehicle swerved in and out of traffic at a high rate of speed.

Police later located the vehicle in the 6100 block of North Dixie and made contact with the driver, identified as Julian Jones, 18.

According to the report, Jones told police that he did drive the vehicle and that he ran from police because he didn't want to be late for work.

Jones has been charged with evading arrest in a motor vehicle.