Officer airlifted to hospital following car chase that ended in crash

ALVIN, TX -- An officer was airlifted to a hospital after a car chase in Alvin came to a crashing end.

According to the Alvin Police Department, officers doing to surveillance on 38-year-old Scott Paul Mayers, who was wanted on felony narcotics warrant through the Brazoria County Sheriff's Office.

Around 6:30pm, officer tried to initiate a traffic stop but police say Mayers took off. He drove through several neighborhoods, but as he neared the intersection of Kost and Adoue Streets, he lost control of his vehicle and collided head-on with a police vehicle.

The officer, Sgt Jason Shoemake, was transported by air ambulance to a Memorial Hermann Hospital with apparent, but non-life threatening injuries.

Mayers was taken into custody and transported to the hospital by EMS as a precaution, but with no apparent injuries.

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Police say Mayers now faces charges of Aggravated Assault and/or Evading Arrest. This isn't his first brush with the law; his criminal history includes possession of marijuana, possession of controlled substance, criminal mischief, assault, terroristic threat, theft, harboring a runaway child and burglary.

Per protocol, the Department of Public Safety has been called to investigate the collision. null