Posted: Feb 14, 2013 4:08 PM
Updated: Feb 14, 2013 7:03 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI - The search for police chase suspect that started in Portland has come to an end near Moravian Drive in Corpus Christi. Police have the driver in custody, as well as a heavyset blonde female believed to be his passenger.
The suspects in a Mitsubishi Galant were first chased by a Portland police officer across the Nueces Bay Causeway. That officer told Corpus Christi police the man may have thrown a gun out the window while heading towards town.
CCPD joined the chase at the Harbor Bridge. The suspect was reportedly going the speed limit down Crosstown Expressway before exiting at Gollihar Road and heading towards Ayers.
Police canceled the chase as the Galant headed into a school zone. Shortly afterwards, the suspect crashed. Police immediately called for a K9 unit to come help out in a search.
Witnesses told police a blonde female passenger also bailed out and ran.
Officers caught up with the guy within 10 minutes in someone's yard. The woman thought to be the passenger was detained as police try to figure out of she had any involvement.
No word from police on what the driver is wanted for or what started the chase. We're told the suspects will be turned over to Portland PD.
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