Attempted Traffic Stop Leads To 100 MPH Chase Early Monday

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KILLEEN (April 1, 2013)—A 38-year-old man who eluded officers after an attempted traffic stop late Sunday night in Killeen was in custody Monday after later leading police on a chase at speeds as high as 100 miles per hour.

The man, whose name wasn’t immediately released, eluded police after the initial traffic stop attempt at W.S. Young Drive and Veterans Memorial Boulevard, but a patrol officer later spotted the car parked in the 400 block of Mary Jane, Killeen police spokeswoman Carroll Smith said.

The man got back into the car and took off with police in pursuit at around 1:45 a.m. Monday, Smith said.

The chase, which reached speeds of 100 miles per hour, ended about 30 minutes later after officers used spike strips to stop the vehicle in the 1300 block of Metropolitan Drive.

Smith said the man was named in other warrants and that likely is why he tried to elude officers.

Javier Falas Contreras, 38, was charged with evading arrest in the incident.

His bond was set at $20,000.