The Brown County Sheriff’s Office laid spike strips near Highway 183 and FM 2273. The suspect vehicle struck the spike strip which deflated the front tires of the vehicle after a short distance. The vehicle continued on at speeds of 90-95 miles per hour. Eastland County Law Enforcement was notified of the pursuit approaching their County.
At approximately 8:40, the vehicle entered into Rising Star City limits while driving on bare front wheel rims. The suspect vehicle then stuck an unoccupied 4 door pickup parked in a driveway in the 400 block of North Main Street in Rising Star. The Thunderbird then went under the pickup, carrying it into the side of the house. Officers quickly secured the suspect driver, and then checked for injuries in the residence. No one inside the house was hurt, and they were then removed from the house for safety.
Rising Star Fire Department and Eastland County EMS then had to use the jaws of life to extricate the driver from the vehicle. The driver had a strong odor of alcohol on him and several open containers of alcohol were located inside the vehicle. The driver was identified as 30-year-old Joshua Anthony Silvers of Santa Anna California. Silvers was transported to the Eastland Hospital. Corporal McMillian obtained a search warrant for blood from Eastland Justice of the Peace White. Silvers was later air-lifted to Hendrick Hospital in Abilene with a cervical fracture. When interviewed, Slivers stated that he thought he had a warrant from California for domestic violence. There is an outstanding warrant, however, it does not extradite out of the state of California. Silvers also had an Alcohol ignition locking device. Warrants will be sought for Felony DWI and Felony evading arrest.