SAN ANTONIO, TX – A car chase ended in a collision on Thursday when a Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) trooper pursued a stolen vehicle driven by a documented gang member.
KSAT 12 reports that the trooper identified the stolen 2013 Lexus SUV at 12:18 on May 21. The trooper attempted to stop the car on W.W. White Road, but the 19-year-old driver sped away. The DPS trooper followed the car through multiple neighborhoods when the driver refused to stop.
The driver attempted to throw a handgun out the vehicle’s window, which caused him to lose control of the car. The Lexus crashed into another car and a utility pole near the intersection of South Gevers Street and Rigsby Avenue.
The 19-year-old man and two 17-year-old girls got out of the car after the crash and attempted to run away from the scene. The police located and arrested all three people shortly after the crash.
No one was injured during the car chase or the crash.
The police reported that the handgun the man threw out the vehicle’s window was stolen.
After the incident, the 19-year-old man was charged with evading arrest, aggravated assault, and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. The two 17-year-old girls were charged with evading arrest.
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