LUFKIN - Abel Lopez, a 35-year-old man, is under arrest after a chase that took place Tuesday evening on Loop 287.
According to the Lufkin Police Department, an officer tried to conduct a traffic stop on Lopez's vehicle on Paul Avenue at around 7:30 p.m., but he refused to stop.
Lopez then drove north on Loop 287 and was spiked at the Sayers Street intersection by Constable Tom Selman.
Authorities say that Lopez continued driving, but eventually left his vehicle near Dairy Queen at Loop 287 and Farm to Market Road 94.
A short time later, authorities arrested Lopez on Berry Road.
Officers noticed that during the chase, Lopez threw from his vehicle during the pursuit.
Law enforcement later recovered a cigarette box with three baggies of cocaine.
After searching Lopez's vehicle, officers also discovered a backpack that contained a scale, drug pipe, unused baggies and prescription drugs that were not his.
According to law enforcement, a woman was in Lopez's vehicle at the time of the chase, and she was released after police found she had no warrants.
Lopez is charged with evading arrest with a vehicle, possession of a dangerous drug and possession of drug paraphernalia.
A parole warrant was also out for his arrest.
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