2 arrested after leading police on car chase in East Lubbock

2 arrested after leading police on car chase in East Lubbock

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Two suspects are behind bars after leading police on a car chase in East Lubbock Wednesday night.

An officer attempted to stop a vehicle in the 1500 block of Avenue R just before 10 p.m.

Police say that's when the driver sped away from the officer.

Officers attempted to use tire deflation devices but the vehicle continued to speed before stopping to drop off a passenger in the 600 block of East Slaton Highway.

Police say that's when the driver turned around and sped toward pursuing units, running several officers off the roadway.

Police say the vehicle was disabled in the 4600 block of Avenue A.

The driver, 32-year-old Ricky Medina, and a passenger, 26-year-old Burrel Wilkins, were both arrested.

No injuries were reported.

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