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Traffic Incident at 4600 Idaho

February 17, 2006 -- A suspect who led a Houston police officer on a short pursuit died when his vehicle struck a tree in the 4600 block of Idaho about 2:20 a.m. today (Feb. 17).

The name of the 24-year-old male suspect is being withheld pending notification to family members. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Mobility Incident Management Division Sergeant D.S. Runyan and Officer S. Martinez reported:

An HPD officer saw the suspect driving a vehicle without its headlights on at the intersection of Scott and Idaho and attempted to stop the driver. At that time, the suspect fled at a high rate of speed and the officer ceased the pursuit when speeds exceeded 100 miles per hour. As the officer began searching the neighborhood, he spotted the suspect's vehicle wrapped around a tree at 4600 Idaho. The location is about 15 blocks from where the officer initially tried to pull over the suspect.

Investigators found a small amount of marijuana in the suspect's possession and recovered numerous pairs of new tennis shoes in boxes in the trunk of the vehicle. The shoes will be processed as evidence pending a burglary and theft investigation.

JFC/MES 2-17-06
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