Driver arrested after slow-speed chase overnight along I-35

Traffic on N I 35 blocked at the 15th St. exit after chase ends with the driver in custody. (TXDOT Camera)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin police arrested a suspected drunken driver who they say led them on a slow-speed chase on Interstate 35 into downtown Austin Tuesday morning. Police were able to maneuver the man’s car off the road just before 4 a.m. and take him into custody near 15th Street.

Northbound lanes of I-35 were closed for a few minutes after the chase ended but have since reopened. The chase started just after 3:30 a.m. on South 1st Street just south of the Slaughter Lane intersection and lasted nearly half an hour.

Police say there was a dog inside the car. The dog is safe and police took the animal to an animal shelter. 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. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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