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Exclusive dashcam video captures high-speed chase

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TYLER, TX (KLTV) -
Driving down Broadway Avenue in Tyler around 4:30 p.m. can be a headache.

On Thursday afternoon, several East Texans were faced with an incredibly dangerous situation as a man sped down that congested street, crossing over a median and driving into oncoming traffic. 

At speeds reaching 114 mph, the Smith County Sheriff's Department, DPS troopers, Tyler police and a Cherokee County constable attempted to pull the man over using spike strips.

The dashcam video shows the driver swerve to the side of the road, nearly hitting a DPS trooper who is sent running for his life.

"After he aimed his car at the trooper, over on 49, this was bad, real bad," said Precinct 3 Cherokee County Constable Eddie Lee. 

Lee said he has worked in law enforcement for 47 years and has been on several chases; but how does this one compare to the others?

"This will top up there pretty high," he said. "He had no concern for anyone else's life."

After about 40 minutes, Constable Lee said the man, identified as 57-year-old Garland Wayne Shattuck, surrendered.

"He pulled over, got out of his vehicle and put his hands up," Constable Lee said. 

Constable Lee said this all started when Shattuck's boss called authorities claiming Shattuck had not taken his medication and was acting strangely. 

Constable Lee said a trooper tried to pull him over to check on him, and that is when Shattuck took off. 

He was taken to a Tyler hospital, but was later released and booked into the Smith County Jail for evading arrest or detention with a prior conviction. His bond is set at $2,000. 

Constable Lee said he is amazed everyone walked away unharmed.

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