EARLY MONDAY: MoPac chase ends with car crashing into Austin police cruiser, officer unhurt


A car chase down MoPac Boulevard (Loop 1) ended with when the apparently stolen car crashed into an unrelated Austin police cruiser Monday morning, with the suspected driver still on the loose. 

Austin police received a call shortly after 3 a.m. that a group of people were suspected of breaking into cars, authorities said. 

Details remained sketchy early Monday, but officials said the responding officers identified a stolen car they believed the suspects were using and gave chase.

The pursuit ended near the MoPac Boulevard interchange with U.S. 290 when the purportedly stolen car crashed into a Austin police vehicle that was not involved in the chase. 

The officer was uninjured, police said. Two of the car’s three occupants were taken to a local hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening and the third person ran off, authorities said. 


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