Officers slam patrol car into concrete pillar during chase

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Houston police says two of its officers crashed their patrol car during a chase on East Hardy Road near Hopper Road around 3:11am.

Investigators said the officers were trying to stop a vehicle on the Eastex Fwy at Lee Road when the driver sped off.

The suspects could be seen throwing drugs out of the vehicle, according to HPD.

At one point, the officer's police cruiser lost control, went over a curb and struck a concrete overpass support.

Neither officer was injured, and are expected to be okay.

The suspects, meantime, got away.

We're following this story on Eyewitness News. Watch for updates on air, online and on our mobile news app.

Keep checking back on this page to get real-time updates as this story unfolds. To get alerts for breaking news, download the ABC13 news app for iPhone or Android. You can also get breaking news alerts sent to you by email.
Copyright © 2019 KTRK-TV. All Rights Reserved.