Police chase ends with arrest in west Houston

By Aaron Barker - Senior Web Editor

HOUSTON - A police chase that began Wednesday in northwest Harris County ended with an arrest in west Houston.

The chase was first reported about 3 p.m. near North Sam Houston Tollway and Veterans Memorial Drive when an off-duty officer in his personal vehicle spotted a car that he recognized as the vehicle stolen during an aggravated robbery from a couple days ago, police said. He did not pursue the car.

By 3:11 p.m., the chase passed Clay Road heading southbound on the tollway.

By 3:22 p.m., the driver was taken into custody after getting stuck in traffic at Briar Forest Drive and Beltway 8.

The driver stopped the car after spike strips were thrown in front of the vehicle. He was taken into custody without incident, police said.

The driver was arrested and will be charged with evading arrest.

No crashes or injuries have been reported as a result of the chase.

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