Wild chase on Beltway 8 in rush-hour traffic caught on video

FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas – On Tuesday morning, deputies arrested a man accused of leading them on a chase during rush hour on the Beltway.

Harris County Constable Precinct 7 said it arrested 47-year-old James Thompson for evading arrest. The constable’s office said Thompson had a warrant for a home invasion in Fort Bend County.

The end of the pursuit was caught on camera by a driver who was stopped right next to the suspect.

“The car got right up next to me and I look over and he’s just smiling away with no concern, going about his day,” said Taylor S., who was on his way to a job.

Taylor, who asked us not to use his last name, said he and a co-worker were on their way to a job in Mont Belvieu around 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday. They were sitting in traffic and noticed several police car lights and thought there had been a crash.

“We were sitting there. I noticed the cop was starting to get something out of the back of his car,” Taylor said. “I looked ahead and a cop had gotten out spike strips, put them in the road, started yelling at him, started pulling his gun out.”

The video shows the two constables with guns drawn pointing their weapons at the driver's side window of the car.