KILLEEN (February 4, 2013)--A Killeen police officer who was hospitalized after he suffered head injuries when a stolen car other officers were chasing struck his patrol unit has been released from the hospital, but the teenage driver arrested after the chase remained jailed Monday in lieu of $100,000 bond.
The injured officer, whose name was not available, has been released from Scott & White Hospital in Temple and is doing well, police said Monday.
Meanwhile Charles Raul Torres, 19, remained in the Bell County Jail Monday, charged with evading arrest or detention with a motor vehicle used as a deadly weapon.
The chase started at around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday after an officer spotted a stolen Hyundai Azera in the 200 block of North W.S. Young.
When the officer attempted to stop the car, the driver sped off and led officers on a chase through a neighborhood north of Rancier Avenue and onto Cole Avenue where the Hyundai struck the patrol unit.
The chase ended a short time later when the stolen car crashed in the 1500 block of Duncan.
The passenger remained in the car, but the driver tried to run.
He was captured about a block from the crash.
The 32-year-old passenger was detained on misdemeanor warrants, but was later released, police said Monday.