Wild police chase turns into fist fight following crash on Highway 290


by KHOU.com staff


Posted on March 13, 2013 at 6:27 AM

Updated Wednesday, Mar 13 at 10:55 AM

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HARRIS COUNTY, Texas -- A sergeant with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said he was forced to use his stun gun on a suspect who threw punches following a high-speed chase and crash on Highway 290.

The chase started around 9 p.m. Tuesday on Highway 290 near Cypress Rosehill, the sheriff’s office said.

The sergeant said he tried to stop a speeding Volkswagen hatchback, but the driver refused to pull over. The officer gave chase as the suspect topped speeds of 120 miles per hour.

The suspect struck a small Mercedes sedan near the Telge Road exit, causing it to spin and roll over.

The suspect got out of his wrecked car and allegedly threw punches at the sergeant. The sheriff’s office said even after the man was shocked with a stun gun, he continued to try and fight. A passerby stopped to help the officer detain the suspect.

The driver of the flipped Mercedes was taken to the hospital with minor injuries and possible whip lash.

Officials said they weren’t sure why the suspect ran from deputies. The car he was driving was registered to him, despite not having plates. He also had no warrants for his arrest. The man now faces charges of felony evading and assault on a public servant.