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High-Speed Chase Suspect Bonds Out of Jail Day After Crash And Arrest

*6 P.M. Update*

A Bryan man bonds out of jail one day after allegedly leading DPS Troopers on a high speed chase and crash that involved his two-year-old son.

DPS is now looking into contacting Child Protective Services.

Frightening moments on an Easter Weekend in Brazos County after a high-speed chase and crash on Highway 6 involving a father and two-year-old son.

22-year-old Curtis McCoy of Bryan was arrested Saturday but the mother of his two-year-old son posted his $6,500 bond Sunday after being charged with child endangerment and evading arrest.

"We were up near 120 during the pursuit but when we started coming into the thick of traffic he was forced to slow down due to traffic and that's probably what saved him from any serious injury," said Trooper Ken Balzekas, with the Texas Department of Public Safety on Saturday.

Balzekas tells us he initiated the 30 mile pursuit after McCoy was speeding on Highway 6 near the Grimes and Waller County Lines.

To make the situation worse, he soon realized McCoy's two-year-old son was also in the vehicle sitting in his father's lap.

Balzekas says the decision on whether or not to continue the chase or even deploy spike strips like this demonstration is made on a case by case basis in situations like this. The spike strips are also designed to make the tires slowly inflate so that the driver doesn't lose control.

"I saw the head pop up and at that point the options went down the amount of options we had went down the amount of options we had because I didn't want to hurt the child inside the car," said Balzekas.

Troopers further northbound on Highway Six decided to deploy spikes bringing the chase to an end when the Chevrolet Caprice lost control at an estimated 75 miles per hour.

"He attempted to go around the spikes... Sent him into a side skid he actually skid right into the spikes and hit the wall," he said.

McCoys' legal battles could continue with the possibility Child Protective Services getting involved.

Both Curtis McCoy and his two-year-old son were taken to the College Station Medical Center after the crash.

They were released without any major injuries.

McCoy has prior arrests in Brazos County including assault on a family member.

As of Tuesday afternoon, CPS hasn't been contacted by DPS regarding this case.

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A Bryan man accused of leading State Troopers on a 30 mile chase through Grimes and Brazos Counties is out of jail.

22-year-old Curtis McCoy of Bryan posted $6,500 bond on Sunday.

He was arrested Saturday after State Troopers say McCoy fled during a traffic stop after he was allegedly speeding on Highway 6 near the Grimes and Waller County lines.

State troopers say they pursued McCoy at speeds up to 120 miles per hour and McCoy's two-year-old son Curtis Junior was also in the vehicle and was not buckled up.

Troopers deployed spike strips to bring the chase to an end on northbound Highway 6 near Peach Creek Road, F-M 159.

Troopers say the Chevrolet Caprice crashed into a concrete barrier at an estimated 75 miles per hour after they say McCoy tried to avoid spike strips that had been deployed.

Amazingly both the driver and two-year-old escaped injury after the crash.

Trooper Ken Balzekas initiated the pursuit and told News 3 Tuesday the two-year-old boy's mother bonded McCoy out of jail.

We're also told Child Protective Services will be investigating the incident.


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