Car Chase Ends in Arrest

A man was arrested on Friday October 4th in Rio Grande City following a car chase that ended near Main and Lopez.


Mario Leal who was later identified as the driver, failed to abide by law enforcement instructions when they attempted to conduct a traffic stop.  Officers had seen the 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe speeding up westbound by EZ Pawn.  The vehicle disregarded a red light on 2nd and Avasolo.  He suddenly turned south on Corpus and turned east on Main St.


The vehicle finally stopped and authorities were able to apprehend Leal.  There was an open container found in the SUV. He was charged with evading arrest among other possible charges and transported to the Starr County Jail.

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