Houston police officer crashes while performing PIT maneuver to end high-speed chase

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A woman was arrested after leading police on a high-speed chase that lasted about 45 minutes.

Police said the chase started after an officer saw a reported stolen car on Bissonnet near the Beltway around 1 a.m.

The woman led police nearly all the way to Simonton in Fort Bend County.

The chase finally ended when one officer pulled off a PIT maneuver and hit the woman's car.

"Unfortunately, the officer lost control of the vehicle during the PIT maneuver and struck a telephone pole," Lt. Larry Crowson said.

The officer is okay.

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