Driver arrested after chase from San Antonio to Somerset

Officer dragged a short distance

SAN ANTONIO – A 37-year-old man who allegedly tried to get away from San Antonio police by leading them on a 15 mile chase has ended up in jail anyway.

Police caught up with that driver around 2 a.m. Thursday on Kenny Avenue in Somerset.

They say an officer originally had tried to talk to him as he and a woman sat inside a car in a Southwest Side neighborhood on Rustleaf Street.

The officer had noticed there were outstanding warrants that had to do with someone who was linked to the car, police said.

The suspect, instead, rammed the officer’s patrol car and sped away, dragging the officer for a short distance.

The chase came to an end when the suspect reached the end of the dead end road.

Police say he got out of his car and tried to run away, but officers captured him.

The woman who was in the car with the suspect complained of back pain and was taken to a hospital for treatment.

The officer who was dragged did not require hospitalization, although he complained of pain in his wrist.

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Katrina Webber joined KSAT 12 in December 2009. She reports for Good Morning San Antonio. Katrina was born and raised in Queens, NY, but after living in Gulf Coast states for the past decade, she feels right at home in Texas. It's not unusual to find her singing karaoke or leading a song with her church choir when she's not on-air.

Tim has been a photojournalist and video editor at KSAT since 1998. He came to San Antonio from Lubbock, where he worked in TV and earned his bachelor's degree in Electronic Media and Communication from Texas Tech University. Tim has won a handful of awards and has earned a master's in Strategic Communication and Innovation from Tech as well.

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