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Erratic truck driver arrested after high-speed chase on I-40

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Amarillo, TX - Department of Public Safety officials were busy Saturday morning after a semi-truck driving erratically down I-40 led troopers on a high-speed chase.

Officials say the chase began in Oldham county around 10:30 Saturday morning and continued along I-40 into east Amarillo. Amarillo police officers were called to assist.

Officials were able to stop the chase after spiking the truck's tires. The driver and the truck finally came to a stop at a gas station along east I-40 after hitting several parked cars, signs, light poles and one bystander. The female bystander was taken to Northwest Texas Hospital with serious injuries.

The driver of the truck, 42-year-old Oscar Romero of South Gate, California, was treated for minor injuries and then booked into the Potter County Jail for Evading Arrest with a Motor Vehicle and Aggravated Assault causing bodily injury.