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Car crashes into fence, suspect flees from scene

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Posted at 5:05 PM, Oct 29, 2019

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS — Corpus Christi police are searching for a man who was spotted driving at a high rate of speed and crashed into a chain-link and wooden fence.

The incident happened just before 3 pm on Tuesday at the intersection of McArdle Road and Nancy Drive.

According to Lieutenant Nicholas Kless, with the Corpus Christi police department, an officer spotted a gray vehicle traveling down McArdle Road, going at least 100 miles per hour. When the officer tried to catch up and pull over the car, the car slammed into a chainlink fence and also struck a wooden fence.

Police say the driver of the car got out, dropped a gun, and fled from the scene. Officers surrounded the area while a CCPD K-9 unit was called over to search for the suspect.

Lt. Kless said the driver of the car left his ID inside the vehicle. Officers added they found a large amount of marijuana also inside of the vehicle.

The suspect was described wearing blue shorts and wearing a black t-shirt.

As for the gun, crime-scene investigators were called over to analyze the handgun and get fingerprints. Investigators also said they would check if the weapon were used in previous crimes.

Corpus Christi police said they were able to track and arrest the suspected driver. He could be facing numerous charges including evading from police officers.