Routine traffic stop turns into wild chase

December 9, 2011 7:34:42 AM PST
There was a wild off-road police chase that went from downtown Houston to Humble overnight.

Houston police say it all started around 1am as a routine traffic stop downtown. Authorities say when the suspect, who had a female passenger in the car with him, noticed an officer had spotted drugs in his vehicle, he shoved the officer to the ground and sped off, driving on side streets along the Eastex Freeway.

Police say at some point during the chase, he slowed down and the female jumped out of the car. Houston police say he kept driving, eventually going off road and then down railroad tracks for about a half a mile.

Five police cars tried to follow him, but got stuck on the tracks. Authorities say the suspect then bailed out if his car and hid along Reinhardt Bayou. He was eventually caught by a police dog.

The suspect faces a list of felony charges, including assault on a police officer and evading arrest. More charges could be on the way as the female claims she was not the suspect's girlfriend, but was taken and held captive.


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