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DPS Says Wrong Way Chase Driver Was Suffering From Diabetic Shock


BRYAN - A Bryan woman is still in the hospital after leading Bryan Police and State Troopers on a chase the wrong way on Highway 6, that ended with a standoff.

We've now learned the woman is believed to have had a diabetic medical emergency after police chased her from Highway 6 near Highway 21 in Bryan all the way through Hearne.

As News 3 reports, charges aren't expected to be filed.

A scary situation on Highway 6 brought traffic to a standstill after a wrong way chase through Brazos and Robertson Counties.

DPS Troopers say 58-year-old Paula Hyden of Bryan was suffering from diabetic shock when Bryan Police began to pursue her SUV going the wrong way on Highway 6.

"They attempted to pull the vehicle over and the vehicle continued on towards Hearne into Robertson County.

Bryan P.D. attempted to spike the vehicle and the person driving the vehicle actually went around the spikes.

Senior Corporal Jimmy Morgan says Hyden caused s minor accident near the DPS Office in Bryan with a pickup truck hauling a boat swerving out of the way of her SUV.

"There was no injuries or anything," said Morgan of the Texas Department of Public Safety.

DPS says these types of pursuits are extremely rare and it's a great reminder on why people need to watch out for lights and sirens when they are on the road as this could have easily been a deadly accident.

Troopers deployed spike strips flattening all four tires as the car finally came to a halt near the Love's Truck Stop in Hearne.

"They surrounded the area, had the traffic shut down and allowed Bryan P.D. to come with their SWAT Team," said Morgan.

Traffic was shut down in both directions for about an hour.

"They opened the door and she gave no resistance at that point there," said Morgan.

Hyden was transported to St. Joseph Hospital in Bryan and DPS Troopers don't anticipate charges being filed because they do not believe she intentionally ran.

At last check Paula Hyden was listed in fair condition.

DPS says her license could be revoked because of her medical condition.


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