Routine traffic stop turns into wild chase

December 16, 2008 7:45:34 AM PST
A man who tried to run from police is now in the hospital.[SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

Officers tried to pull over a suspicious vehicle overnight but that driver took off. After a short chase, the suspect slammed into the back of a pickup truck, sending that truck over the Braes Bayou Bridge on Beechnut near Bissonnet.

The suspect then got out of the car and took off on foot. Police caught him a short time later and took him to the hospital.

The driver of the truck was not seriously injured.

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