Man crashes into telephone pole during police chase

Suspect suffered minor injuries

Published On: Oct 03 2012 07:41:18 AM CDT
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HOUSTON -

A man sustained minor injuries after a short police chase ended in a crash in the Montrose area.

Officers said it started when they spotted a car without its headlights on around midnight. When the officers tried to stop the driver, they say he took off.

After a short chase, the suspect lost control and hit a telephone pole on Montrose Boulevard at Peden Street.

The officer hit the back of the suspect's car. He was not injured.

The suspect received minor injuries and was taken into custody for evading arrest.

He reportedly told officers he fled because he had outstanding warrants and didn't want to go to jail.