HOUSTON -– An alleged drunken driver led police on a chase from Houston into San Jacinto County late Monday, authorities said.
It started just before 10 p.m. when an off-duty DPS Trooper called Houston police to report the driver on the Eastex Freeway near downtown. The driver, in a silver Nissan Titan, continued northbound even as officers tried to stop him, police said.
The chase continued into Montgomery County where authorities used spike strips to flatten two of the suspect’s tires. He continued on the rims at a high rate of speed, however.
The pursuit continued northbound toward Cleveland at speeds of up to 90 miles per hour. Houston police followed the man both on the ground and from above via a helicopter.
As the chase came into San Jacinto County, the sheriff’s office there joined in and used spike strips to flatten the truck’s remaining tires.
Just as they approached the San Jacinto-Polk county line, the vehicle stopped. The suspect got out, and a K-9 officer bit him several times.
The man was treated and then taken to jail, authorities said.