HOLLAND — A Dodge SXT pickup being pursued Monday afternoon by Williamson County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Bartlett Police Department officers crashed into an occupied building in Holland, but no one was injured, Holland Police Chief Shawn Newsom said.
The chase began with Williamson sheriff’s deputies near Taylor. When the chase approached Bell County, Newsom heard the information on his scanner and listened as the chase left Bartlett. He put down spikes on State Highway 95, he said.
The driver of the vehicle swerved to avoid the spikes, went through the parking lot of a convenience store on the corner and hit the Armstrong Water Supply Corp. building, 100 E. Travis St., at the intersection of SH 95 and East Travis, Newsom said.
The driver was apparently trying to turn right on East Travis but was going too fast, Newsom said.
Glenda Liles, Armstrong Water Supply Corp. office manager, was in the building at the time of the crash. Liles said that about half of the truck came through a window in the east side of the building and ended up in the board room.
The driver got out and tried to run but was caught by a deputy and Newsom.
The chase reportedly was narcotics-related, Newsom said.
A Killeen man was arrested at the scene and taken back to Williamson County.
Also responding to the scene was the Holland Volunteer Fire Department.