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Driver charged in wrong-way chase into Arlington

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A suspect accused of leading police on a chase Thursday is behind bars, according to police.

The chase began shortly before 11 a.m. Grand Prairie police tried to stop a man, 20-year-old Andrew Solis, whom they believed was soliciting a prostitute.

He tried to get away by going the wrong way on Loop 12 near Singleton Boulevard, onto Interstate 30. Police opted to use a helicopter to help track down Solis rather than drive the wrong way down highways.

Solis continued onto Hwy. 161, where he again drove in the wrong direction on a service road and crashed into a sign. He jumped out of the vehicle and tried to cross the highway.

Officers caught up to him, and the pursuit finally ended off of Hwy. 161 in Arlington, where Solis and the suspected prostitute were quickly taken into custody.

Solis has been charged with felony evading arrest. More charges are expected.

One officer was injured in the foot chase when he fell about eight to 10 feet from the embankment to the highway. He's expected to be OK.

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