2 throw drugs out window during high-speed chase, police say

By Cynthia Capers - News Producer

HOUSTON - Harris County Precinct 5 deputy constables arrested two people after being led on a high-speed chase down Highway 59.

Investigators said the chase started when they tried to pull over the driver of a Jeep for a traffic violation on West Beltway 8 and Bellaire.

They said the male driver refused to stop.

Deputies said the driver and a woman in the car began to throw bags of drugs from their window.

Houston police joined the pursuit around Bissonnet and the Southwest Freeway.

The man drove around for about 45 minutes before stopping on Twins Hills and Consuela, deputies said. 

The man attempted to run away from the scene, but he was caught later, deputies said.

The woman remained in the car and was arrested.

Deputies said both of them had handguns.

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