Driver crashes into fence after leading officers on high-speed vehicle chase, Castle Hills police says

Felix Mancha, 45, in custody after attempting to flee

CASTLE HILLS, Texas – A man was arrested after he led police officers on a chase and then crashed his jeep into a fence and tried to flee early Tuesday morning, Castle Hills police said.

Felix Mancha, 45, was taken into police custody.

According to police, around 3:30 a.m. officers saw a white 2005 Jeep two-door Wrangler speeding and weaving eastbound on the main lanes of NW Loop 410 in Castle Hills. That’s when, police say, the officers attempted to make a traffic stop, but the driver instead sped off.

Police said the vehicle reached speeds of up to 90 mph on Loop 410 and Interstate 35, all the way to Windcrest on the city’s Northeast Side.

A preliminary police report states Mancha circled around several residential areas close to his last known address when he finally jumped a curb and proceeded to drive into an alley, which led to a dead end.

Police said Mancha attempted to drive his vehicle through a fence, but crashed. Mancha was taken into custody by officers after resisting arrest and being stunned with a Taser weapon.

Mancha is now charged with DWI – 3rd offense or more, evading arrest with a vehicle and resisting arrest. He refused to take a breath test at the scene and a blood warrant was obtained, police said.

No officers were injured in the incident and there was no damage to property other than the fence and driver’s vehicle, Castle Hills police said.

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