Authorities arrest man who fled traffic stop in Hays County

(Photo: Texas Department of Public Safety)

Hay County authorities have arrested a man who they say fled a traffic stop.

Anthony James Lopez was charged with evading arrest and possession of substance in penalty group.

On November 18 at around 2:20 a.m., a DPS trooped stopped a 2013 Hyundai Elantra on Interstate 35 in Hays County for speeding.

The driver of the Hyundai, however, evaded arrest and fled the scene. Police say he was driving recklessly weaving in and out of traffic, and disregarded multiple traffic signs.

The car eventually came to a stop at Granada Drive and Catalina Drive and the driver, plus two passengers, fled on foot into a wooded area.

The DPS helicopter and Austin Police K9 were called to assisted in the search.

23-year-old Jose Olivo Beltran, the driver, and 26-year-old Veronica Tijerina, the front passenger, were caught and placed under arrest. However, the third occupant of the vehicle, Anthony Lopez, was not immediately located.

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