HONDO, Texas -- State troopers say a pair from Alabama lead Department of Public Safety officers on a 60 mile high-speed chase, and the two may have been throwing drugs out of their SUV along the way.
The chase ended about two miles outside Hondo Wednesday afternoon and troopers arrested 25-year-old Brian Matthews White and 22-year-old Kayla Marie Smith, both from Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Trooper Noe Fernandez said a K9 may have detected drugs in their SUV at a Border Patrol checkpoint in Uvalde. They did not stop for a secondary search and took off, heading east on Highway 90. Three spike strips did not stop the pair.
The chase finally ended when a Medina County Sheriff's officer used a "pit maneuver" to stop their SUV when they attempted to make a U-turn in the median of the highway, Trooper Fernandez said. Their SUV ended up on top of the patrol car. No one was hurt.
Troopers impounded their vehicle, which was believed to have drugs inside. It had not been searched as of Wednesday evening.
White and Smith were both charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and evading arrest or detention with a vehicle.