A 14-year-old from Austin had to be rescued by DPS Troopers after getting lost while trying to evade law enforcement after a human smuggling attempt. On March 7, Troopers stopped to help a driver in Maverick County who had stopped along the side of the road with their hazard lights on. The driver, a mother, said she had just received a text from her teenage son who said he was lost in the brush and needed help. DPS Troopers were able to pinpoint his GPS location and find the teen in the brush after a short search. He then confessed to being involved in a vehicle pursuit earlier in the day while trying to smuggle six to seven illegal immigrants and bailing out to avoid being caught. The illegal immigrants were located and referred to Border Patrol. The teen is charged with smuggling of persons.