RUNNELS COUNTY – A high speed chase that began in Taylor County and sent law enforcement in Runnels County on a pursuit through Winters and Ballinger, ended without arrests due to the high probability of serious injury.

RUNNELS COUNTY – A high speed chase that began in Taylor County and sent law enforcement in Runnels County on a pursuit through Winters and Ballinger, ended without arrests due to the high probability of serious injury.

Sheriff Carl Squyres, said the call came in around 10:30 or 11 p.m. Saturday night, when Taylor County authorities started chasing two motorcycles due to apparent high rates of speed.

The motorcycles were headed through Runnels County on Highway 83. The Winters Police Department was the first agency to get involved in the chase. Runnels County deputies became involved south of Winters on Highway 83.

“At this point the motorcycle’s speed was clocked at 130 miles per hour,” Squyres said.

Squyres said the motorcycles made it to the Highway 83-67 split, where they split up, with one of them headed back to Winters on Highway 83.

“The second motorcycle was lost at this point,” Squyres said.

The Ballinger Police Department became involved in the pursuit as well, but a short time later, all units were instructed to discontinue the pursuit.

“It was due to the high risk for loss of life,” Squyres said.

Anyone with information on the operators of the motorcycles is asked to contact the Runnels County Sheriff’s Office at 325-365-2121.