Chase ends with crash into creek, arrest of driver on near West Side

San Antonio police: Driver bailed after crash into creek near North Sabinas Street, tried to run after chase

SAN ANTONIO - A man who allegedly led San Antonio police officers on a chase, then crashed into a creek bed on the West side has been arrested.

San Antonio police said the driver, who is in his 40s or 50s, is facing a charge of evading arrest. However, more charges could follow once they find out why he fled in the first place.

Officers said they first noticed the driver around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday as he sped along Interstate 10.

San Antonio police said officers attempted to get him to pull over, but the man continued driving and exited the highway at Woodlawn Avenue.

As the SUV approached the 2400 block of N. Sabinas Street, a passenger jumped out of the moving vehicle, injuring his head and suffering road rash, San Antonio police said.

The driver continued on until he came to a dead end at N. Sabinas and Perez streets.  

Police said the man then drove through a guardrail, plunged about 30 feet down into a creek, climbed out of the car and tried to run away on foot.

San Antonio police arrested the suspect a short time later. Police did not immediately release his name.

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