Police were involved in two high speed chases early today, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
The first began on Medical Dr. in the Medical Center, where an SAPD officer attempted to make a routine traffic stop about midnight. The driver sped away and led police, DPS, and Bexar Deputies on a chase through northside neighborhoods at speeds of up to 75 miles an hour.
The suspect headed through downtown and into the south side, when the chase ended when he smashed his car into a fence on Gillette St.
He then abandoned his car and tried to run away, but the police helicopter spotlight nailed him. He was arrested after about thirty minutes.
The suspect fled from police because he was wanted for a parole violation. He is not facing additional charges.
And about an hour later, Castle Hills Police trying to pull over a car found himself in a chase.
The suspect wound down Jackson-Keller and West Avenue, before suddenly pulling over and abandoning the vehcile.
The driver and the passenger jumped out. A K-9 unit was called in and the dogs sniffed out the driver, butg the pasenger remains at large.
The suspect wil lbe charged with evading arrest, when he could have settled for a $75 speeding ticket.