Houston Suspect Runs to Police Substation

HOUSTON -- A police chase ended in northwest Houston Friday after a man drove the wrong way on a freeway, crashed and ran into a police substation parking lot, officials said.

West University police said the chase started on Community Street at 2 a.m. because the vehicle did not have its lights on.

A patrol officer tried to pull over the driver, but he fled, officials said.

Police said the high-speed chase wound around Bellaire and Houston streets, and on Loop 610 and Highway 290. At one point, the driver traveled in the wrong direction on the Northwest Freeway. He also rammed into two patrol cars during the pursuit, officials said.

Investigators said the suspect drove backwards down the Tidwell exit ramp and then crashed at railroad tracks near Hempstead Highway at Windfern. The man took off running and scaled a fence at a parking lot, which turned out to be the Northwest Police Substation, according to authorities.

The suspect was tackled by officers. He will be charged with evading arrest and aggravated assault of a police officer.

Officials said no one was injured.


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