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Woodville PD officers file multiple charges after traffic stop leads to chase out of city

by Emily Waldrep

An attempted traffic stop on July 3 led to a short chase and numerous charges for a Woodville resident.

Sergeant Borel was working traffic on South Magnolia Street when he noticed a silver GMC truck speeding through the area. Borel attempted to stop the vehicle, but reported that the man driving the pick-up wouldn't pull over. Borel pursued that vehicle south on US HWY 69 onto County Road 4260. After the runaway vehicle sped down the county road it turned into a residence and the driver fled on foot and attempted to run into the residence.

Officers later discovered that the driver lived at the residence.

Borel then pursued the driver on foot, caught him, and took him down onto the ground. The driver was secured and transported back to the Tyler County Jail, where he was identified as 47 year old Kevin Lee Stewart of Woodville.

Borel noticed that Stewart seemed highly intoxicated during the arrest, and after testing assistance from Trooper Moses, they determined that Stewart was twice over the legal limit.

Stewart was charged with Evading Arrest or Detention, Class A Misdemeanor, with a $3,000 bond, Driving While Intoxicated, 2nd offense, Class A Misdemeanor with a $2,000 bond, and Evading Arrest or Detention with Vehicle, Felony 3 with a $15,000 bond. Stewart's total bond amount was $20,000.