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SAPD: Man arrested after leading officers on chase across Bexar, Atascosa counties

Suspect, victims of crash sustained minor injuries, police say

SAN ANTONIO – A man is in custody after allegedly leading deputies on a pursuit in southern Bexar County Monday afternoon.

San Antonio Police Department said the suspect, a 48-year-old man, was seen driving southbound in a stolen vehicle on IH-37.

Deputies found the vehicle near Loop 1604 East, but they said the suspect failed to stop.

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The suspect sideswiped a four-door Sedan with two elderly occupants during the chase, officials say.

Despite the vehicle being pushed off of the highway into the shoulder, the occupants were uninjured.

As the chase continued, authorities say the driver also bumped another vehicle, causing minor damage.

The chase came to an end just outside of Bexar County in Atascosa County on IH-37 southbound.

The driver’s vehicle sustained heavy damage to the front right tire and was deemed inoperable.

He was eventually taken into custody when he was apprehended near IH-37 and mile marker 117.

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Deputies say the driver was also found to have narcotics on his person and is facing drug charges.

He’s also facing charges of vehicle theft and evading officers.

The investigation is still ongoing.


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