Officer crashes while chasing suspected drug dealer in southeast Houston

Officer crashes while chasing suspected drug dealer in southeast Houston

Credit: KHOU

Undercover officers were conducting a “buy-bust” in a shopping center parking lot on South Post Oak at Braeswood around 10 p.m. when the suspect became suspicious and took off, according to Houston police.

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on December 4, 2013 at 9:04 AM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 4 at 9:06 AM

HOUSTON – A suspected drug dealer was arrested Tuesday night after leading police on a chase, which ended in a crash in southeast Houston.

Undercover officers were conducting a “buy-bust” in a shopping center parking lot on South Post Oak at Braeswood around 10 p.m. when the suspect became suspicious and took off, according to Houston police.

A marked HPD unit took off behind him, chasing the suspect from the South Loop to Highway 288, then on to Reed and Holmes Road.

The HPD officer in pursuit lost control of his squad car and skidded across the railroad tracks and into a fence. The officer suffered minor cuts and was treated at the scene.

The suspect continued, but ran across some spikes that were set out for him on Holmes and got a flat tire as he turned on Cullen. The suspect then bailed out of his vehicle and fled on foot.

K-9 units eventually tracked down the suspect and took him into custody.

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