Driver charged after leading police on high-speed chase

FILE - Police lights (KXAN File Photo)
FILE - Police lights (KXAN File Photo)

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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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