SAN ANTONIO – Two people are in custody after a multicounty chase ended in a Southeast Side neighborhood Sunday night, according to officials with the Texas Department of Public Safety.
The chase started around 6:30 p.m. in Live Oak County when DPS troopers attempted to pull over a 17-year-old female driver, who troopers said was speeding on Interstate 37.
Authorities said the 17-year-old, who DPS has not yet identified, refused to stop and continued toward San Antonio, leading authorities through several counties.
Troopers spiked the tires of the Jeep at U.S. Highway 181 near Kilowatt Road in Elmendorf, but that did little to stop the vehicle as the teen driver continued to a Southeast Side neighborhood.
According to troopers, the 17-year-old pulled into the Lake Side subdivision where she lost control of the sport utility vehicle, striking a mailbox and a tree before coming to a stop in a yard in the 3500 block of Robin Meadow.
When the Jeep came to a crashing halt, a 19-year-old man ran from the SUV and ignored orders to stop, troopers said.
The man was later shocked with a stun gun and apprehended and found to have a felony warrant out of Bexar County, according to DPS. The 19-year-old was taken to San Antonio Military Medical Center for evaluation and was later booked on the felony warrant, evading arrest and resisting arrest.
The 17-year-old was charged with evading arrest.
Troopers said there was a total of seven people in the Jeep during the chase.
All seven individuals were seen handcuffed, sitting on a sidewalk as authorities searched the vehicle. However, all but the 17-year-old and 19-year-old were released.