KCPD officer assists in arrest

Staff Writer

Kilgore College Police officers engaged a suspect in a high-speed chase early Wednesday morning.

KCPD officer Michael Harrod stopped 23-year-old Nicholas Scott Cline’s vehicle at about 2:30 a.m. after Harrod suspected the driver might be intoxicated due to erratic driving. Cline fled the scene after being asked to step out of the vehicle, according to police reports.

Harrod called the Kilgore Police Department to assist him with the stop. Following the removal of a female passenger, Harrod asked Cline to exit the vehicle. Cline then slammed the door and sped off.

Harrod backed off of leading the pursuit when he felt the speed was unsafe for his patrol truck. Kilgore police trailed Cline until he lost control of his vehicle near Old Gladewater and Crews.

Cline received treatment for minor injuries at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Kilgore before being booked into Gregg County Jail.

Cline is charged with driving while intoxicated third or more, evading arrest and detention in a motor vehicle and possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana.

A passenger in Cline’s vehicle was arrested and charged with minor in possession of alcohol.

As of noon Thursday, Cline’s bond had not been set.