Castle Hills police use electroshock weapon on driver who led them on chase

Chase ends with suspect hitting parked car

CASTLE HILLS, Texas – Castle Hills police say they had to use an electroshock weapon on a driver who led them on a high speed chase early Wednesday morning.

Officers first noticed the suspect, who they say was driving recklessly, around 2:30 a.m. in the area of Blanco Road and Loop 410.

Believing he might be intoxicated, police tried to initiate a traffic stop.

The driver kept going instead, leading officers on a chase that reached speeds of 80 to 90 mph on neighborhood streets.

The vehicle finally stopped when the suspect hit a car parked at the Sahara Suites apartments.

However, police say the suspect got out and tried to run.

They stopped him by zapping him with an electroshock weapon, then had to call paramedics to remove one of the prongs from his skin.

The man was arrested on a number of charges.

Police say he also had a passenger in his car who complained of injuries from the crash.

She was taken to a hospital for treatment.

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