Two HPD officers hit during chase that ended in SE Houston neighborhood

By Cathy Hernandez - Reporter, Daniela Sternitzky-Di Napoli - Digital News Editor

HOUSTON - Police have left a southeast Houston neighborhood after they didn’t have any luck finding the driver of a pickup truck who led police on a brief chase.

Authorities said an officer spotted the man driving erratically and tried to pull him over around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The driver refused to pull over and led police on a chase that moved through a neighborhood and ended near Brockton Street and Bellevue Street after the pickup drove into a ditch.

During the chase, two officers in their patrol cars crashed, but they were not hurt, police said.

The driver and a possible passenger fled the scene, and police said they used K-9 and a helicopter but could not find them.

“We don't believe they're in this immediate area,” authorities said. “But if they do hear anything or see anyone in their backyard, give us a call and we will check it out.”

A woman said the pickup is her truck and she was carjacked. Police are investigating.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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