Man runs into canal after high-speed police chase

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019
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Deputies say they had to use a Taser on the man to finally get him into custody.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Deputies and firefighters had to get into a boat and go into a drainage canal to arrest a man after a high speed chase Monday morning.

A Harris County Pct. 1 deputy constable tried to stop the man for speeding on I-45 near the loop just before 10 Sunday night.

He sped off, reaching speeds up to 100 miles per hour.

He clipped a car on the freeway, exited at Main, lost control, crashed through a fence, then hit a pole and a billboard.

He then ran into a nearby canal and refused to come out.

Firefighters deployed a rescue boat, going about 200 feet into the canal.

Deputies had to use a Taser on the man to finally get him into custody.