Teenager arrested after high-speed chase through 2 local cities

(Photo by Kathleen Serie)

Killeen, TX (KWTX) A 19 year old Killeen man was arrested after a high speed chase through Killeen and Harker Heights Tuesday night.

The chase started after an attempted traffic stop at around 8:30 p.m. in the 500 block of East Central Texas Expressway.

The teenage driver sped off with officers in pursuit.

At some point during the chase, a passenger got out of the vehicle.

Officers placed spike strips on Fort Hood Street, which the car hit, but the chase continued to the 500 block of East Central Texas Expressway, where the driver stopped and then attempted to escape by running across the highway, stopping traffic momentarily, and causing a crash.

He was captured at around 9 p.m.