Driver arrested after chase

Published On: Jan 30 2013 03:04:28 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 15 2013 05:13:07 PM CST

Jan. 15, 2013: A driver who led deputy constables on a chase says he was trying to go to Dallas, officials say. Robert Arnold reports


A driver who led deputy constables on a chase has been arrested.

Harris County Precinct 7 deputy constables said Houston police tried to stop the driver on Bellfort near Nunn in southeast Houston.

A passenger in the car jumped out and ran on foot and the driver took off, investigators said.

Deputy constables chased the driver along the Beltway and the driver stopped near Harwin. Detectives said a Harris County Precinct 5 deputy constable threw out spike strips, which destroyed one of the car's tires.

After the driver was arrested, he told detectives that he was trying to drive to Dallas.

The car had been reported stolen, police said. Stolen radios and a small amount of marijuana was found inside the car, detectives said.