A routine traffic stop in Central Lubbock Friday morning quickly turned into a police chase. According to police reports, the driver of the vehicle took off as an officer approached his window. He turned down an alley, in an attempt to hide, but then crashed into a gas meter. Police say the suspect then jumped out of the car and took off on foot.
While police were trying to track down the runner, Atmos Energy was called in to fix the meter mess.