4 arrested after street race turned into a brief chase with Houston police

A street race in northwest Houston overnight Saturday ended with four people arrested after one of the cars flipped over and crashed. 

Officials say around 1 a.m. a DPS Helicopter began following a pair of cars racing southbound on I-45 and Tidwell. When a Houston police officer tried pulling one of the cars over, the driver appeared to stop but kept on driving. 

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A brief chase ensued, authorities say, lasting about 20 minutes where at one point, a passenger was seen throwing a gun out of the vehicle. 

The suspects were said to have fled on North Freeway for a while before exiting at Greens Rd but were stopped near Rankin Rd. Investigators say that's where the suspect's car flipped over and crashed but no one was seriously injured. 

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Four people were taken into custody but the charges were not disclosed, as of this writing.