RUNNELS COUNTY - A Ballinger man was arrested and charged with a third DWI following a chase on the evening of Wednesday, May 3, according to Sheriff Carl Squyres.

RUNNELS COUNTY - A Ballinger man was arrested and charged with a third DWI following a chase on the evening of Wednesday, May 3, according to Sheriff Carl Squyres.

Robert Kenneth Hebbe, 46, of Ballinger, was charged with a third DWI, and evading arrest and detention with a vehicle, both third degree felonies.

According to reports, Hebbe was reported traveling east on Highway 67 east of Ballinger at 11:30 p.m. that night when a Department of Public Safety trooper attempted to stop him. He reportedly fled and drove toward Ballinger. The DPS notified the Ballinger Police Department and the Runnels County Sheriff's Department. Spike strips were placed on Broadway in front of the courthouse, Squires said.

"He hit the spikes and it blew the tires out," Squyres said.

Hebbe was booked in to the Runnels County Jail. He was released after posting bonds totalling $30,000.

In another unrelated incident, a Ballinger woman is undergoing evaluation by MHMR, after reportedly stealing a vehicle and leading deputies on a high-speed chase through Runnels County on Tuesday, May 2.

The 36-year-old woman, was reported outside Beefmaster Steakhouse at around noon on Tuesday, where she was reportedly "yelling and screaming."

Squyres said she got into a 2012 Ford pickup in the parking lot that had the keys in the ignition and took off. Squyres witnessed her traveling on FM 2887 four miles outside of Ballinger toward Hatchel.

"I followed her to two miles north of Hatchel," Squyres said. "She drove off the road, through a wheat field and up onto Highway 83 and began to travel south toward Ballinger."

Squyres said she was traveling at up to 96 miles per hour at times. Two deputies, stationed outside of Ballinger caught up with her three miles north of Ballinger.

The woman was arrested without incident and charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, a state jail felony, and is being evaluated for mental health issues, Squyres said. She remained in custody Monday, May 8, with a bond totaling $5,000.