LINKEDINCOMMENTMORE

KARNES COUNTY, Texas -- KENS 5 has received exclusive dash cam video of a chase in Karnes County.

But this was not just any chase, this one led to the discovery of more than two dozen illegal immigrants.

The sheriff said that type of activity is picking up and they're seeing a lot more juveniles.

An early morning chase caught on dash cam video.

It was probably about a total of 30 that bailed out, Karnes County Sheriff, Dwayne Villanueva said.

Villanueva said his deputies came across two SUVs loaded with illegal immigrants. It happened near US Highway 181 and County Road 211.

In the dash cam video, You can see deputies were about to pull the driver's over when several several dozen people took off. The driver of a second vehicle sped off full speed crashing into a brushy area.

One individual did get run over but he also fled the scene, Villanuevasaid.

The SUVs were recovered. Inside there were t-shirts, a hat and empty plastic bottles.

Throughout the day, deputies searched for several hours trying to catch all those that bailed.

A couple immigrants were spotted on 181 near Hobson, including a man who became dehydrated after hiding on a hot day. He was taken to a local hospital to get checked out.

It's overwhelming, Villanueva said.

Villanueva said this type of activity is happening more often in Karnes county and they're starting to see younger faces.

There was several that were juveniles they re a younger generation, said Villanueva.

Most of the immigrants are from Honduras.

In all, Karnes County deputies caught 25 of the 30 illegal immigrants. They also caught one of the drivers and the second one is still at large.

There is no word on any charges yet but DPS and ICE are investigating.

LINKEDINCOMMENTMORE
Read or Share this story: http://www.khou.com/story/news/local/texas/2014/07/25/12514580/