WESTMORLAND — Police officers here apprehended six illegal immigrants Wednesday night after a vehicle pursuit along dirt roads reached speeds of up to 60 mph.
The pursuit started around 8:50 p.m. in the southwest end of Westmorland, leading officers northeast of the city.
A press release from the Westmorland Police Department states officers Fred M. Beltran Jr. and Stephen Mistriel saw a red sport-utility vehicle with a broken tail lamp traveling west on Baughman Road approaching Martin Road.
The officers followed the vehicle onto Martin, then Highway 86, at which time they attempted to stop the SUV on the highway, the press release states.
The driver failed to stop the vehicle, instead speeding away. The unidentified driver made a right turn onto Lack Road and headed north at speeds of up to 60 mph, states the press release.