HOUSTON -

The search continues for the passenger who escaped police after a high-speed chase through the Heights area.

According to the Houston Police Department, officers attempted to stop the small sedan at around 4:15 a.m. Sunday, but the driver refused to pull over.

The driver took off and led police on a short chase before he lost control in the intersection of Dorothy and 16th Street.

The driver was arrested, but his passenger was able to run away.

Police are investigating whether alcohol was a factor in the incident.