Driver in custody after leading officers on high-speed vehicle chase across town, police say

Lufkin PD had previously put out an alert on a kidnapping earlier on Sunday

A male driver has been detained following a high-speed vehicle chase across town early Monday morning, San Antonio police said.
A male driver has been detained following a high-speed vehicle chase across town early Monday morning, San Antonio police said.

SAN ANTONIO – A male driver has been detained following a high-speed vehicle chase across town early Monday morning, San Antonio police said.

The incident occurred around 12:30 a.m. following an alert sent out by the Lufkin Police Department.

According to SAPD, Lufkin police had put out an alert for the kidnapping of an adult woman on Sunday and the missing woman’s phone was signaling she might be on the East Side of San Antonio.

SAPD said they spotted what they believed was a vehicle involved in the kidnapping and attempted to pull the vehicle over. That’s when, police said, the vehicle instead sped off, leading officers on a high-speed chase of up to 100 mph through the east, central and south sides.

SAPD said the driver eventually gave up because his mother talked him into it on the phone. Authorities say she somehow followed behind him in another car, talking to him and convinced him to pull over. The man finally stopped after officers backed off on I-10 near Martin Luther King Drive.

The driver was taken into custody without further incident. He was not the suspect involved the kidnapping, police said. The passengers inside the vehicle during the chase were also detained.

Police said they are still looking for the missing woman, whose phone continues to signal her in the area.

SAPD did not identify the driver of the vehicle or say what charges may be filed. They also did not give the identity of the missing woman.

No one was hurt in the incident, police said.

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