A man led police early Thursday on a nearly 20-mile chase across Houston, only succumbing to arrest after dancing in the mainlanes of Interstate 45.
Police first spotted the man just before 1 a.m. in north Houston; they tried to pull him over in the 7400 Homestead for a traffic violation, said Lt. Larry Crowson with the Houston Police Department.
Instead, the man drove off, prompting officers to trail him onto Loop 610 North, then I-45, north of downtown. The man headed southbound on I-45, nearly to the South Loop 610, where officers put spike strips out on the highway to stop him.
The man stopped driving upon seeing the strips. He hesitated to get out of the car, only doing so when officers ordered him to over a loudspeaker. Instead of following officers’ commands to get onto the ground, he busted out a move.
“At that point, he started dancing in the middle of the freeway,” Crowson said. “This went on for several minutes.”
In a last-ditch effort, police released a canine to hold the man. They eventually took him into custody.
The man is expected to be charged with the felony of evading arrest. Police are also checking to see if he was under the influence of drugs or alcohol while he driving, Crowson said.
During the chase, the man allegedly threw something out of the window of his car. Crowson added police were looking early Thursday for that item.
Throw your hands in the air and wave ‘em like you just don’t caaaare!
Not funny: this guy led police on a chase.
— Courtney Fischer (@CourtneyABC13) November 16, 2017
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