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HOUSTON, Texas — Three teens were arrested Halloween night after leading police on a high-speed, hour-long pursuit through two counties.

Harris County Precinct 1 Constable Alan Rosen says the pursuit began around 8:08 p.m. after a constable's deputy attempted to stop a reckless driver who ran a red light at State Highway 249 and Upland Willow in the northwest Houston area.

The chase lasted approximately 110 miles and reached speeds over 120 miles per hour, according to Rosen. The suspect vehicle also struck several other vehicles during the pursuit — including Houston Police Department and Harris County Sheriff's Office patrol vehicles.

According to Rosen, the pursuit went throughout Harris County, into Chambers County via Interstate 10, and back into Harris County where it ended in a crash near Mercury Drive and Interstate 10 in the east Houston area.

All three teen suspects fled the vehicle after the crash and were apprehended around 9:29 p.m. Two of them were identified as 18-year-old Xavier Gonzalez, the driver, and 18-year-old Jonathan Ponce. The third suspect was only identified as a 17 year old.

Rosen says Gonzalez is charged with felony evading arrest or detention with a vehicle and Ponce and the juvenile are charged with misdemeanor evading. Gonzalez and Ponce also had open felony warrants for unlawful carrying of a weapon.

The Houston Police Department officer was uninjured and a Harris County Sheriff's Office deputy, a woman, and her three children were transported to area hospitals with what were described as non-life threatening injuries, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

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