Driver charged after leading police on high-speed chase

Austin (KXAN)- A stolen Honda had Austin Police reaching speeds near 100 miles an hour Sunday morning.

It happened during the eight o’clock hour and spanned from North Austin down to U.S. 290 then back up to Rundberg Lane after the driver made a U-Turn.

Police followed the driver through the city as he ran red lights and stop signs at high speeds, weaving through traffic along the way.

They threw down spike strips and managed to pop one of the Honda’s tires, but the driver was able to keep going despite driving on the rim.

The chase ended in a ditch along the Northbound Frontage road of I-35 between Rundberg and Braker.

The car was reported stolen late Saturday night from a home on Rundberg.

No one was injured during the chase.

The driver has been charged with stealing a vehicle and evading.

blog comments powered by Disqus