Midland man behind bars after leading police on a high speed chase

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

A Midland man in the slammer after taking police on a wild ride.

It all started when the driver of a black GMC truck, ran through a stop sign at Texas and Carver at 10-30 Friday night, when a patrol officer tried to pull him over, he took off, leading the officer all the way through Greenwood.

Just after 11 Friday night, police officers blocked off I-20 and Highway 158.

At one point he was riding only rims.

Three minutes later, firefighters were hosing off the tires, and police were took 43 year old Michael Eplin into custody.

He was booked on evading arrest, failure to stop, and possession of narcotic paraphernalia.