Driver charged after high-speed chase

Edgar Torres says he doesn't remember chase

Published On: Apr 05 2012 05:12:17 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 08 2012 08:33:08 AM CDT
HOUSTON -

Days after a high-speed police chase through the Heights and for miles on Interstate 10 the driver has been charged.

Edgar Torres was arrested after a lengthy chase on Thursday.

The chase began in the Heights, where the driver of an SUV wound his way down several streets, at times going the wrong way.

The driver made his way onto the North Loop and onto Interstate 10 west.

The driver sideswiped a few vehicles as speeds reached more than 100 mph.

Officers threw out spikes a few times, but the driver avoided them.

At one point, the driver of an 18-wheeler tried to stop the vehicle, but he was unsuccessful.

The driver went through Houston and Katy and into Brookshire, near where a state trooper shot out the tires.

The chase ended on a bridge on Interstate 10. The driver got out and onto the ground, and several officers were standing by with guns drawn as the man was taken into custody.

Investigators said the chase started after officers tried to stop the driver because the vehicle may have been used in a series of robberies in the Heights.

KPRC Local 2 spoke to the driver,Torres, who said he didn't remember the chase and that he did not do anything dangerous.

"Did I hit somebody?" he asked. "No, right? So I know what I was doing."

Saturday he was charged with felony evading arrest.

A driver of another vehicle was also arrested. Detectives said that driver was taking photos of the chase and nearly ran officers off the road.