Houston driver leading deputies in car chase, holding child and exiting vehicle, 3 children in truck, police say


Authorities say a suspected drunk driver in Houston was called to chase sheriff’s deputies early Sunday morning, before finally stopping and getting out of the vehicle carrying a child.

Harris County deputies saw a white Ford pickup “driving erratically” around 1:35 p.m., Lt. KR Benoit said. The deputy tried to pull over the vehicle, but the driver refused to stop and the pursuit continued, Benoit said.

The deputy holding the infant.
(On scene by LOVEBYLIFE26)

The pursuit went for about 13 miles, with the driver occasionally reaching 100 mph. He eventually stopped the vehicle and “with a baby in his hand,” Benoit said.

Delegates after discovery.

Delegates after discovery.
(On scene by LOVEBYLIFE26.)

Benoit described the driver as a Hispanic male in his late 20s-early 30s

Officers arrested the driver and found three other children in the truck. Benoit said his age ranges from infant to 8 to eight years. No one was hurt. Their relationship with the driver is not clear.

The driver's white Ford.

The driver’s white Ford.
(On scene by LOVEBYLIFE26)

The driver, whose identity has not been released, is facing several felony charges, including a possible DWI.

It is not immediately clear whether he has retained a lawyer who can speak on his behalf.


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