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HOUSTON A suspect who led a Houston police officer on a chase late Thursday night ended up hitting the officer s patrol car after turning down a dead end road, police said.

The Houston Police Department said it was just after midnight when the officer tried to stop a Ford Taurus for a traffic violation on Fidelity Street at N. Carolina Street in far east Houston.

The car sped up and led the officer on a brief chase before turning down De Haven, apparently not realizing the street was a dead end. The officer stopped his car and blocked the road while giving verbal commands for the suspect to exit his car.

Police said the suspect pulled into a driveway and turned around, hitting the front corner of the police car while trying to get away. The suspect s car became stuck and the driver was taken into custody.

According to HPD, the suspect now faces charges of aggravated assault on a peace officer and felony evading.

The officer was not hurt in the collision.

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