Traffic stop leads to chase, arrest

Police say driver tossed marijuana out of car window

Published On: Feb 08 2013 08:35:29 AM CST
Police Chase & Pot Toss
HOUSTON -

Police arrested a driver after a chase through northwest Houston that included the driver tossing drugs out of his window, officials said.

Around 11:30 p.m. Thursday, an HPD unit attempted to pull over a Ford Taurus for a routine traffic violation, but the car sped away.  Officers chased the driver down North Victory Drive.

During the chase, officers said they witnessed the driver throw something out of his window.  After the chase ended near Maxroy Street, police recovered what the driver threw out -- marijuana, officials said.

They took the driver into custody and charged him with felony evading and tampering with evidence.

His name has not been released.