The sheriff's office said deputies attempted to stop a man who is suspected of driving while intoxicated, but that's when he took off.
Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said there was a brief pursuit before the driver drove through a red light at Trickey Road at Gears.
1-@HCSOTexas units are working on proactive crime reduction initiatives. A unit tried to stop a vehicle on traffic, but the driver refused to stop. After a few minutes, the driver drove through a red light and another driver struck him. No major injuries sustained.#HouNews pic.twitter.com/7NW0F4AvqD— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) July 26, 2019
2-an adult male, suspected of being under the influence, was taken into custody. Crash occurred at Trickey Rd @ Gears. #HouNews— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) July 26, 2019
Another driver struck the suspect's vehicle, flipping it over before it erupted in flames.
The suspect was taken into custody at the scene.
He and the innocent bystander were treated for minor injuries.
Deputies say the man is facing felony evading and possibly DWI charges.