HPD: 2 taken into custody after chase ends with crash into tree

HPD: 2 taken into custody after chase ends with crash into tree

Credit: KHOU

The officer said the driver refused to stop, and led him on a short pursuit down a dirt road and a dead end.

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by KHOU.com staff

khou.com

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 6:54 AM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 16 at 6:56 AM

HOUSTON -- Two young men were taken into custody early Wednesday following a chase that ended in a crash in southeast Houston, police said.

Around 2:30 a.m. an officer with the Houston Police Department said a pickup ran a red light on Airport at Monroe.

The officer said the driver refused to stop and led him on a short pursuit down a dirt road to a dead end. The truck crashed into a tree, and the driver jumped out and ran. The man was quickly taken into custody, however.

A passenger in the truck was also taken into custody.

Police said the driver faces multiple charges.

Investigators determined the truck was just stolen from a nearby apartment complex, and tools used in the theft were found in the vehicle.

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