GALVESTON

An El Lago man was arrested early Saturday morning after leading police on a chase from the island all the way to Houston, police said.

The Dodge Caravan minivan the man was driving reached speeds as high as 112 mph during the chase, police said.

Patrick Wright, 23, of El Lago, was charged with evading arrest with a motor vehicle on Saturday.

At about 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, a Galveston police officer attempted to stop the minivan after clocking its speed at 112 mph while traveling north in the 7000 block of Broadway, according to a police complaint.

The minivan didn't stop, and left the island, according to the complaint. Texas Department of Public Safety troopers continued the chase for 30 minutes, until the minivan stopped in a residential neighborhood in Houston, according to the complaint.

Wright's booking photo from the Galveston County Jail shows him wearing a bloodied shirt. His nose is bandaged and he has a black eye. Wright told police that the injuries were from a bar fight earlier in the night, according to a police spokesman

Wright was held on $250,000 bond and was still in custody Tuesday afternoon, according to jail records.

John Wayne Ferguson: 409-683-5226; john.ferguson@galvnews.com or on Twitter @johnwferguson.

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(7) comments

Gary Scoggin

$250k bond. Wow.

Miceal O'Laochdha

Had no idea a minivan could reach 112 mph. If the guy he fought with had just brought him, instead of leaving him ambulatory, everyone on the road would have benefited...

David Schuler

Trying to outrun the police, stupid. Trying to outrun the police in a minivan, priceless. And REALLY stupid.

George Croix

Another unfixable........

Kim Lain

Your face is unfixable.

Rusty Schroeder

$250,000 bond? There has got to be more to this story than reported. The guy charged with murder for being the driver in the killing of that 7yr. old girl had a $100K bond. $250K is extremely high for resisting/evading arrest and speeding.

Don Schlessinger

Driving a "soccer" Mom's van at 112mph? That's a hoot!

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