HOUSTON - Houston police say a man was arrested after leading officers on a chase in U-Haul for over an hour.
The incident began earlier Wednesday evening when police say they got a call about a man in a U-Haul who had crashed into a car and then shot at the person in the car.
Officers responded to that location but didn’t locate the U-Haul.
Around 1 a.m. Thursday, HPD says officers found a U-Haul that had been reported stolen and tried to stop the driver, but he refused.
Police say a slow-speed chase started near Westheimer and Gessner and continued in that area for about an hour and a half.
Officers deployed spike strips at some point and managed to disable most of the tires on the U-Haul, but the driver continued to drive on the flats.
Eventually, the U-Haul was pinned between the median and some cars, police say. The driver reportedly continued to spin his flat tires, and they caught fire.
A police chase ends with a U-Haul on fire.
At that point, police say, the driver surrendered and was taken into custody. Firefighters put out the U-Haul fire.
According to HPD, the driver will be charged with felony evading and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, and could possibly be charged with drug possession because he appeared to throw hypodermic needles out of the U-Haul during the chase.
No injuries were reported during the chase.