Deputies: Suspect ditches car, runs across freeway after 100 mph chase

Deputies: Suspect ditches car, runs across freeway after 100 mph chase

Credit: KHOU

A lengthy chase on Beltway 8 exceeded speeds of 100 miles per hour before the suspect ditched his car and tried to run across the South Freeway, deputies reported Thursday morning.

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by KHOU.com Staff

khou.com

Posted on October 18, 2012 at 11:39 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 18 at 11:57 AM

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas—A lengthy chase on Beltway 8 exceeded speeds of 100 miles per hour before the suspect ditched his car and tried to run across Highway 288, deputies reported Thursday morning.

The chase started on Stonegate Drive in northwest Harris County around 9:40 a.m. Deputies said they responded to a weapons disturbance call at an apartment complex.

According to deputies, the suspect drove his older tan Ford sedan onto Highway 290 where he took the ramp to Beltway 8. The 30-minute chase continued southbound on the tollway for more than 25 miles.

Deputies involved in the pursuit said the suspect swerved in and out of traffic at a high rate of speed and threw papers out of the car. He also allegedly waved a knife around.

Deputies said the driver hit 110 mph before finally coming to a stop south of Houston on the 288 frontage road near Beltway 8.

The man led officers on a brief foot pursuit across the freeway. Deputies said the man ran onto the main lanes of 288 where he was apprehended.

No injuries were reported.

Detectives with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office as well as the Precinct 5 Constable’s Office are investigating the incident.

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