Suspected DWI driver had 4 kids in truck during chase

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HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities say a suspected drunk driver led deputies in Houston on a high-speed chase early Sunday morning with four children inside his truck.  

Harris County Sheriff’s Office Lt. K.R. Benoit says the 13-mile chase began around 1:30 a.m. Sunday when a deputy spotted a white truck driving erratically.

The driver of the truck ignored a request by the deputy to pull over and led authorities on a chase that reached speeds of up 100 mph.

The chase ended after the driver stopped his truck in a parking lot and got out of his vehicle while holding an infant.

Deputies found three other children in the truck, with the oldest being 8 years old.

No injuries were reported.

The driver is facing several possible charges.

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