Teen Gets $55 Thousand Dollar Bond

POSTED: Monday, January 26, 2009 - 1:40pm

UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 12:32pm

A teen who led officers on a multi-city chase on Thursday is now behind bars under a $55,000 dollar bond in Hidalgo county.

That chase began at Veterans Memorial high school in Mission and ended in Sharyland. Officers say 17 year-old David Ortiz stole a car from Alton and then ran into a car in Mission. He did not stop for officers after the crash and instead led officers on a chase.

Police laid out spike strips, but when he tried to avoid them he ran into a tree. Emergency crews took him to the hospital and doctors released him last night. He faced a judge on charges of evading arrest and a accident involving damage.

Alton police will later charge him for the stolen car.

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