SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — Two men were arrested after leading police on a high speed chase on Interstate 35 in New Braunfels Monday afternoon.
New Braunfels police say an officer tried to stop a blue Chevy car that was speeding in the southbound lanes of the interstate near FM 306 at around 2:30 p.m.
The driver of the car ignored the pursing officer. He tried to evade by increasing his speed and swerving in and out of traffic.
The car exited the interstate at Seguin Avenue, used the turnaround to go northbound on the frontage road, then used the turnaround at State Highway 46 South to then reenter the southbound lanes of Interstate 35.
The driver then exited the interstate again at FM 1044 exit, continuing on the frontage road before crashing into a pickup truck at Rueckle Road.
The driver got out and ran toward the nearby Pilot gas station. Officers chased him and were able to catch him a short time later.
The passenger also tried to run, but was quickly caught by officers.
The pickup truck driver suffered minor injuries from the crash, but did not need to be taken to a hospital.
Police say the suspect driver is a 21-year-old man from Mexia. He has minor injuries and was taken to a New Braunfels hospital. When he is released, he will be charged with evading arrest, unlawfully carrying a handgun, and drug charges.
The passenger is a 20-year-old man from Lewisville. He will be charged with evading arrest and unlawfully carrying a weapon. The man also had a warrant out of Collin County.
Both men could face additional charges.