Wild police chase in Houston caught on camera

Suspect arrested after wild chase in Houston area

Published On: Aug 23 2013 04:44:08 AM CDT   Updated On: Aug 23 2013 05:25:24 AM CDT
HOUSTON -

A man is in custody after leading police on a wild chase all over the Houston area, including a rail yard.

Police said the pursuit started just after 3 p.m. in southwest Houston.

The driver of the Pontiac SUV then led police through southwest Houston, up Highway 288 north to Highway 59 north toward downtown.

The suspect then exited onto the Hwy 59 feeder road and traveled north before getting on I-10 East.

The driver drove through residential neighborhoods in east Houston as speeds reached nearly 75 miles per hour on several major streets.

RAW VIDEO: Suspect caught after wild chase in Houston

The suspect then drove into a rail yard in northeast Houston, jumped the vehicle onto the railroad tracks and drove westbound. Patrol cars did not pursue the suspect on the tracks.

The male suspect drove around the rail yard, then eventually bailed. But a Houston police officer ran him down and used a taser on the suspect in a northeast Houston neighborhood.

"We made several attempts to stop him," said M. T. Jackson of the HPD Patrol Division. "We set up spike strips along the way. He eluded us by driving into the railyard and he drove along the tracks."

At least 10 patrol cars were pursuing the vehicle at times.

Houston police say officers originally tried to pull the suspect over because of a suspicious vehicle. Police say he told them he didn't stop because he was driving with a suspended license and had unpaid parking tickets.