Man arrested after two-county police chase

By Mark Boyle - Reporter

HOUSTON - A man was in custody Friday after leading state troopers on a chase from Harris County into Montgomery County, officials said.

Trooper Derek Peterson said he noticed the driver of a red truck run a red light in a Kingwood neighborhood and when the trooper tried to pull the man over, he refused to stop.

Troopers said the chase lasted for 20 minutes and ended when the suspect lost control and crashed into a wooded area on Highway 59 near 242 in New Caney.

Investigators told Local 2 the man actually tried to run away from officers, but was arrested and handcuffed a few minutes later.

Charges are pending. The suspect's name was not released.

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