Man Leads Four Law Enforcement Agencies on Low-Speed Chase

By: Ashlea Sigman Email
By: Ashlea Sigman Email

A Houston man was arrested Friday night, after leading officers on a 43 mph chase that lasted about 5 miles. The Grimes County Sheriff's Department said it started because of a broken tail light.

According to deputies, an officer tried to stop 26-year-old George Giannukos at 10:35 Friday night, near the intersection of Highway 6 and Highway 90, but Giannukos didn't stop.

Officers said Giannukos continued north on Highway 6 and made it half-a-mile into Brazos County before stopping.

Along with Grimes County deputies, Grimes Country troopers, Navasota Police, Brazos County troopers and Brazos County deputies were all called to respond.

Brazos County Sheriff Chris Kirk said a Brazos County deputy was en route to the location, when Giannukos stopped. According to Kirk, Brazos County policy doesn't allow deputies to give chase to those who fail to yield to a traffic stop.

Giannukos has been charged with evading, and has been released from the Grimes County Jail on a $5,000 bond.


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