SAN ANTONIO – A 27-year-old man led the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office and the Texas Department of Public Safety on an hour-long car chase before he bailed out of his vehicle and was arrested in a South Side San Antonio neighborhood.
The chase started around 2:30 p.m. when BCSO received reports of a reckless driver near Highway 16 and Twin Valley and tried to initiate a traffic stop.
The man driving an older model Acura failed to stop and on Highway 16 rear-ended an 18-wheeler. At some point, the car briefly stopped to allow a passenger out of the vehicle at Lone Star Parkway. The passenger was taken into custody by Somerset Police Department, BCSO officials said.
The suspect then led BCSO on a chase on Highway 16 to Loop 410, then from Loop 410 to Interstate 35. All the while, BCSO kept its distance from the suspect while SAPD’s helicopter let deputies know where the suspect was heading.
The suspect, while on I-35 near Binz-Engleman Road, rammed a gate at a construction company and kept going on I-35 until he decided to jump onto Interstate 37, BCSO said.
It was at Interstate 37 when BCSO terminated the pursuit and let DPS take over.
The man led DPS through several neighborhoods in the Roosevelt Road area when he finally bailed out of the vehicle in the 1300 block of West Hutchins Place. He was apprehended after a short foot chase.
The suspect will be charged with felony evading charges, evading on foot and possession of a controlled substance, BCSO officials said.