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Man Aboard Forklift Caught by Fort Worth Police

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FORT WORTH, Texas — It wasn’t the classic high-speed police chase.

A Fort Worth man remained in custody Tuesday on at least five charges after he climbed aboard a forklift and led police on a chase that reached 16 mph and ended on Interstate 30.

Timothy Raines is accused of stealing the forklift Sunday from a construction site. Among charges the 43-year-old faces is drinking while driving and of throwing beer bottles at traffic. Other charges include aggravated assault and evading police.

When he climbed off the forklift, he put it in reverse and sent it rolling toward patrol cars. Officers jumped aboard to stop it.

Tarrant County records examined by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram show Raines has at least eight other arrests since 2004.

 

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