Pursuit involving carjacked Austin cab ends in Fayette County

A man has been arrested after reportedly carjacking a cab in Austin and then leading law enforcement on a chase that ended in Fayette County.

Fayette County Sheriff Keith Korenek says they were told of an Austin Yellow Cab being pursued on October 3rd by the Bastrop County Sheriff's Office and traveling east on State Highway 71 The cab had reportedly been carjacked in Austin.

Spike strips were set up along SH 71 and the strips were successfully deployed and caused the cab to lose control and wreck out just east of La Grange.

21-year-old Nicolas Quinones from California was taken into custody. He was arrested for evading arrest with a vehicle and was taken to the Bastrop County Jail.

Officials say charges are pending.

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