Suspect takes unwilling passenger on wild ride

Police search one of the men involved in a police chase in northwest Houston. The driver was arrested and the passenger was released at the scene

May 6, 2012 3:04:33 PM PDT
A man trying to escape from police overnight took his friend along for the ride against his will, officials said.

Police first spotted the car speeding in northwest Harris County around 11:15pm Saturday.

The chase began on Rankin at Kuykendahl and ended in northwest Houston on Ellington at West Montgomery. The vehicle reached 100mph on the North Freeway.

According to police, the passenger inside the suspect's car kept yelling for the driver to let him out of the vehicle.

The driver finally stopped in front of the passenger's house where both men were taken into custody.

Police let the passenger go when he explained he was being held inside the car against his will.

Investigators found an unlicensed concealed handgun under the driver's seat.

Police said the suspect mistakenly thought he had outstanding warrants.

He now faces weapons and felony evading charges, officials said.

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