Castle Hills police arrest teen driver after chase, crash

Witness says car reached speeds of about 100 miles per hour

CASTLE HILLS, Texas – A 17-year-old boy is in custody after allegedly leading Castle Hills police on a chase that a witness says reached speeds of up to about 100 miles per hour.

The witness said he was at a bus stop on Vance Jackson Road near Interstate 10 when he saw the car whiz by him, followed by several patrol cars, around 5 a.m. Wednesday.

The car, which was carrying the teen driver and a 27-year-old woman, came to a sudden stop when it crashed into another vehicle head-on near Greenhaven Drive.

Police say a newspaper delivery person was inside the other vehicle and no one was hurt.

They took the teen driver and his passenger, a woman who he told officers he had just met and picked up, into custody.

Police say the 17-year-old had refused to stop for officers somewhere in the area of West Avenue in Castle Hills.

They said he sped away and led them on a chase, crossing into the San Antonio city limits.

At one point, officers thought they had him cornered on a dead-end street, but the driver managed to slip past them by driving in and out of a ditch.

After arresting him, police spent some time searching the area along Vance Jackson Road, looking for a gun which they say he had tossed out of the car.

It is unclear if they ever found that gun.

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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.