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Suspect tries to evade Houston police by going wrong direction on freeway

Police said it wasn’t immediately clear why the suspect tried to flee.
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Chase suspect goes wrong way on I-45 to try and get away

HOUSTON — A chase suspect was apprehended after he tried to get away by going the wrong way on a major freeway overnight, Houston police said.

Officers with the Houston Police Department tried to stop a driver in Chevrolet SUV at about 2:30 a.m. Friday. The driver went from Airline, turning northbound onto the southbound frontage road lanes along I-45 North.

Houston TranStar cameras showed the driver then got on the mainlanes of the freeway traveling in the wrong direction before he got out and ran away.

Credit: Houston TranStar
SUV chase wrong direction on I-45 North

Police were able to locate the suspect east of the freeway a few minutes later, near Nording and Tidwell. He was taken into custody without further incident.

Police said it wasn’t immediately clear why the suspect tried to flee.

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