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East Houston police chase suspect says he ran because he was 'high'

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Police say it appears the driver refused to pull over because he had a suspended license. But he gave abc13 a different explanation.

A suspect who led police on a chase that ended Monday night in east Houston tells abc13 he ran because he was "high."

The chase started along I-10 and Interstate 45 near downtown. The suspect wove in and out of the streets and various highways for 25 minutes before he pulled over into a gas station along Interstate 10. There, police took him in custody.

Police say it appears the driver refused to pull over because he had a suspended license. But while sitting in the back of a police cruiser, he offered abc13 a different explanation.

"I was high," said the suspect, who identified himself as 48-year-old George Chapa. "I wasn't in my right mind."

The suspect claimed to have been high on cocaine.

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Police say it appears the driver refused to pull over because he had a suspended license. The suspect tells abc13 he was 'high.'


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