HPD: Driver of stolen car crashes into tree during police chase 

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HOUSTON — The Houston Police Department is searching for the driver of a stolen car after he led police on a chase early Friday morning in the Alief area.

Officers spotted the car driving down Bissonnet Street around 1 a.m. Investigators said the driver refused to stop, leading police on a short chase.

The driver was on Leawood Boulevard when he lost control of the car at a curve in the road and crashed into a tree at South Drive.

The driver then jumped out of the car and made a run for it. Officers set up a perimeter around the area, but were unable to find him.

Investigators said five men stole the car from a woman the day before.