Llano police chase ends at CR 122

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A Saturday night police pursuit through Marble Falls ended when the suspect vehicle collided into this building near the 2000 block of US 281 after hitting a loaded horse trailer and flipping the vehicle. The suspects were quickly apprehended by police.

By Richard Zowie

Burnet Bulletin

An 18-year-old Llano man sustained injuries of a busted lip after allegedly leading police officers on a high-speed chase that ended at County Road 122 at approximately 12:49 a.m. on May 20.

According to Llano County Sheriff Bill Blackburn, 18-year-old Andrew Charles Spence Belew allegedly stole a 2011 Chevrolet HHR and begain driving with it.

After his sister called the police but added that she didn't know where he was headed, police officers reportedly spotted him at in Kingsland.

Blackburn said once the officer followed Belew and flipped on his lights, Belew then allegedly led them on a pursuit that reached speeds of 125 mph.

Besides Llano County, police officers from Granite Shoals Police Department and Burnett County Sheriff's Office also participated in the pursuit.

Blackburn said when Belew reached CR 122, his vehicle fishtailed on the curve at approximately 100 mph. He then lost control, went airborne into a ditch with the vehicle ultimately ending up right on its wheels.

Belew was transported to Baylor Scott and White Medical Center in Marble Falls for examination. After his release, police placed him in jail in Llano. He has since bonded out.

As per his sister's request, Belew will not be charged with stealing a vehicle. However, Blackburn added that he would be charged with evading arrest with a vehicle.

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