Trooper Richard Hoover identified the driver of the 2001 Dodge pickup as Christopher Morris, 30.
Morris was passing in a no-passing zone Friday night and initially kept driving when troopers tried to stop his vehicle, Hoover said. Morris eventually pulled over on County Road 47, jumped out and ran into the woods, a DPS spokesperson said.
The truck was registered to Antonia Fray, of Tyler, Morris’ girlfriend/fiancée with whom he was living on U.S. Highway 64 West, Hoover said
In the meantime, a passenger in the truck took off in the vehicle and has not been identified.
Law enforcement officers are asking the public to notify police if they have information about Morris’ whereabouts.
Morris will be charged with felony evading arrest in a vehicle, Hoover said, as well as outstanding warrants in Smith County for possession of marijuana and in Van Zandt County for probation violation, Hoover said.