On May 19, 2022, at around 6:10 a.m., Longview Police Officers responded to a check welfare call for service in the roadway of the 800 block of H.G. Mosley Parkway. Upon arrival, officers located a blue Chevrolet Impala stopped at the traffic signal for several minutes and the driver appeared to be passed out. The operator of the vehicle led officers on a short pursuit where two police vehicles were damaged along with damage to the suspect’s vehicle. The suspect, 37-year-old Kelvin Earl Smith Jr. was arrested and booked into the Gregg County Jail charged with Evading Arrest in a Vehicle, two counts of Possession of a Control Substance, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Dangerous Drugs, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon. No one sustained injuries in the course of this incident.
If you witnessed this crash, please contact the Longview Police Department’s Traffic Division at (903) 237-1188.