Handcuffed suspect briefly flees police, crashes car short distance away

June 20, 2012 9:18:38 AM PDT
A man under arrest apparently decided to try to make a run for it, even though he was already handcuffed.

Shortly before 9am, police stopped a car with two people inside in southwest Houston. Police say both people had outstanding warrants, so they planned to take them into custody.

One suspect was handcufffed, and police say he ran off, got to his car and managed to get his cuffed hands in front of him. He took off in the car, fleeing at speeds of up to 80 miles per hour before losing control and crashing in the 10500 block of Rockley near Brooklet.

The suspect was then taken into police custody. The second suspect was taken into custody at the first location.

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