Chase suspect crashed into construction zone

HPD: Driver was drinking before chase

Published On: Oct 07 2012 09:30:13 AM CDT   Updated On: Oct 07 2012 07:40:08 PM CDT
HOUSTON -

Police arrested a man they said lead them on a chase on Beltway 8 Saturday night.

It started near Aldine Bender and Imperial Valley around 11:15 p.m.

Police said they were trying to pull the driver over for a traffic violation, but he sped away.

The driver lost control and then slammed into a concrete construction barricade near the West Hardy Tollway, investigators said.

The driver was arrested and charged with driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol and evading arrest.