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2 arrested after wild chase ends in crash, police say

Passenger was throwing what appeared to be drugs out of car

SAN ANTONIO – Two people who led San Antonio police on a wild chase Wednesday morning ended up in handcuffs, officials said.

Officers tried to stop the driver around 9:30 a.m. after they spotted the pair in a car without a front license plate. When they tried to run the rear plate, they found that it didn’t match the vehicle, so they assumed the car was stolen, officials said.

They later discovered that the vehicle wasn’t actually stolen, the owner just hadn’t put his new plates on.

Moments later, officials said, the driver and passenger took off and the officers chased them.

They said along the way, it looked like the passenger was throwing drugs out the window.

The chase ended after the car slammed into an SUV at Loop 410 and East Houston Street before ultimately crashing into a pole, officials said. The people inside the SUV were not hurt.

The officers searched the car and said they found packing materials and about $2,000 inside. A K-9 team was brought in to search the car for drugs.

Police officials said the pair were arrested on pending charges.

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