Friendswood teen charged with evading arrest after wrecks
A Friendswood teen is accused of hitting two cars and then running from police.
Friendswood Police were called to FM 528 at about 1:15 p.m. on Dec. 16 after another driver reported a blue Ford pick-up truck was weaving on the road. Officers say they spotted the truck driving west in the 3500 block of FM 528. Police say they followed as the driver pulled into the Shell gas station at 2700 FM 528 where he allegedly hit a car with two people inside.
Officers say the driver, later identified as Justin Taylor, 18, of Friendswood, did not stop. Instead, they say he pulled out of the gas station parking lot and drove north on Blackhawk at a high rate of speed. Police say Taylor ignored stop signs and traffic lights as he turned and drove east on El Dorado Blvd.
Police say they continued following Taylor as he turned south on Pilgrims Point in Heritage Park and then east onto Farriers Bend where he allegedly hit a 2005 Ford van. Officers say Taylor continued driving and pulled into a driveway in the 2400 block of Farriers Bend.
When Taylor came to a stop, the 1997 Ford pick-up truck he was driving reportedly hit the house. Officers say it caused minor damage.
Police attempted to take Taylor into custody but say he struggled and fought with officers who were eventually able to restrain him on the ground. While being driven to the Friendswood Police Department, officers say Taylor continually hit his head on the partition in the patrol car. Taylor is charged with evading arrest and failure to stop and render aid.
Friendswood EMS and Clear Lake Emergency Medical Corps responded to the two crash locations. The drivers of both vehicles and Taylor were evaluated and released.
Police checked the residence on Farriers Bend where Taylor eventually stopped but say no one was home at the time of the crash.
Taylor is being held, without bond, at the Friendswood Police Department on the two charges awaiting a transfer to the Harris County jail. Police say Taylor has no previous criminal history.
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