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One in custody after hour-long chase that reached speeds ‘well over’ 100 mph

HOUSTON – A man is in custody after police said he led authorities on a high-speed, hour-long chase across northwest Houston.

The chase started around 2:40 a.m. Friday on Highway 6 near Keith Harrow Boulevard in northwest Harris County, authorities said.

Officials had run the plates of a vehicle and when they came back a stolen, they attempted to pull the driver over. However, he refused to stop, and a chase ensued, authorities said.

According to authorities, the driver led authorities on a chase that hit every major highway on the northwest side of Houston and hit speeds of “well over 100 mph.”

The driver went from Highway 6 to inbound on 290 then eastbound on 610 all the way to 45 south, where he drove southbound in the northbound lanes at some point during the chase.

“(The driver and his passenger) were in and out of district 4, which is around the Clay Road, Hwy 6 area and the 290 corridor and the little side streets," said Lt. Al Blendermann, with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. “They kept on coming on and off the freeway.”

Deputies said the chase ended near the North Freeway on Danna Lane near Fulton street after the driver and the woman who was also in the vehicle bailed from the vehicle and tried to flee on foot.

The driver tried to hide by a house, but he was tracked down by a K9 officer with the Houston Police Department.

Authorities said he was taken into custody and was treated for a dog bite. Authorities initially said the woman was also taken into custody, but later clarified saying she went with police and was later released.

No one else was injured during the chase.


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