5 women arrested after high-speed chase, crash near downtown

Chase reached speeds of 100 mph, BCSO says

SAN ANTONIO – Five women were arrested following a high-speed vehicle chase and crash that ended just south of downtown early Monday.

The incident began around 2:45 a.m. when Bexar County Sheriff's Office deputies noticed a reported stolen Chevrolet SUV driving erratically near Loop 1604 and Somerset Road, officials said.

Deputies said they attempted to pull the vehicle over, and that's when the driver sped off, leading them on a chase that reached speeds of nearly 100 mph.

BCSO officials said during the chase the driver pulled into the parking lot of a Holiday Inn on East Cesar Chavez Boulevard and began doing circles in the parking lot, just before tossing a plastic baggie out of the window. 

The driver made it a few more blocks down the road before finally crashing into a curb at South St. Mary's Street. The five women tried to run, but BCSO deputies and San Antonio Police Department officers apprehended and arrest the suspects. 

Deputies said the women face several charges including evading arrest, speeding, reckless driving and possession of narcotics. 

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