An early-morning traffic stop led to three arrests Tuesday, according to Killeen Police Department spokeswoman Ofelia Miramontez.

“At 12:31 a.m. Tuesday, officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle, a Toyota Camry, near the intersection of Herndon (Drive) and Zephyr (Road),” Miramontez said. “There were three occupants in the vehicle and they verbally identified themselves to the officer.”

However, when the officer returned to her vehicle to verify their identities, the suspects fled west on Zephyr and a pursuit ensued. The driver headed toward Taft Street and stopped the car in the 2600 block of Taft, left the vehicle and continued to flee on foot.

“Officers were able to detain the passengers,” Miramontez said. “The driver was located several blocks (away) and was apprehended.”

The driver was arrested on an outstanding warrant out of Michigan for a family offense and one of the passengers was charged with failing to identify, as well as having multiple outstanding warrants. The second passenger was charged with not wearing a seatbelt.

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