Interstate 20 reopens in Dallas after police standoff with driver

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A standoff in Dallas shut down I-20 Jan. 8, 2020 (KXAS Photo)

A standoff in Dallas shut down I-20 Jan. 8, 2020 (KXAS Photo)

DALLAS, Texas (KXAN) — A driver has been taken into custody following a standoff with police that shut down Interstate 20 in south Dallas Friday and caused a 7-mile backup.

A driver initially refused to pull over around 9 a.m. and led police on a slow chase on I-20 before stopping west of Interstate 35E, police told KXAS. Grand Prairie police and SWAT officers responded. The driver surrendered after armored vehicles blocked in the car.

KXAS reports the driver was identified as Christopher De La Rosa, of Dallas. De La Rosa is at Grand Prairie Jail and faces charges of evading arrest and driving while intoxicated.

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