One arrested after Kyle car chase

An Austin man was arrested by Kyle Police Saturday after leading officers on an Interstate 35 pursuit in a stolen vehicle.

Jimmy Gonzalez, 46, of Austin, was arrested for evading arrest or detention with a vehicle, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, reckless driving and several other charges.

According to a press release, a Kyle police officer noticed a black 2013 Honda Accord that changed lanes without signaling near the mile marker 215 on-ramp.

The officer used his in-car computer to run a check on the license plate, which came back as belonging to a different vehicle. The officer also learned the Accord was reported stolen in early December 2017.

At about 2:40 p.m., and the Accord initially pulled over after police attempted to stop him, but then took off again heading northbound.

At that point, the officer followed the vehicle while calling other law enforcement agencies north along the interstate. 

After exiting at the 227-mile marker, the Accord came to a stop at a dead end in the 1800 block of Oak Hill Lane in Austin. Gonzalez fled the vehicle and was apprehended a short distance later by officers. 

A passenger waited in the car for officers and claimed she had no knowledge of the stolen vehicle and that she had asked Gonzalez repetitively to stop and let her out.   

Gonzalez was charged with Evading Arrest/Detention with a vehicle, Display of Fictitious license plate, Altered licence plate, Reckless Driving, Unauthorized Use of motor vehicle and Unlawful Restraint. He was booked into the Hays County Jail. Bond is unknown as of press time.

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