High-Speed Chase in Brazoria County Ends in Houston Crash

High-Speed Chase in Brazoria County Ends in Houston Crash

A high-speed pursuit that began in Brazoria County ended in Houston on Monday afternoon when a driver crashed into a tree after refusing to stop for authorities. The incident started around 2:48 PM when Manvel PD alerted Brazoria County Dispatch about a vehicle failing to pull over despite attempts by law enforcement. The driver, engaged in a phone call with dispatch, insisted he had done nothing wrong and threatened to call the FBI.

Multiple law enforcement agencies, including PCT 4 Deputies, BCSO Deputies, and DPS Troopers, joined the pursuit as it headed south on SH 288 near CR 61, with the vehicle maintaining speeds around 47 MPH. Despite efforts to stop the vehicle with spike strips, it continued northbound on SH 288 after exiting at SH 288-B, never exceeding 65 MPH.

During the chase, one of the spike strips successfully deflated a rear tire, but the driver persisted until a partial rim caused by the tire loss. In a dangerous maneuver, the driver swerved around spike strips, striking a BCSO unit in the process. The pursuit continued into Houston, where the driver exited the 610 Loop heading eastbound.

Shortly after, the vehicle veered off the road and collided with a tree near I-45. Law enforcement swiftly apprehended the driver, who was then turned over to Manvel PD custody.

No serious injuries were reported, and authorities credit the collaborative efforts of multiple agencies for the successful resolution of the incident.