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Driver shot dead by deputy after chase in Montgomery County

Published On: Mar 31 2013 06:24:07 PM CDT

THE WOODLANDS, Texas -

(AP) - A driver of a car suspected in a hit-and-run collision has been shot and killed by a Montgomery County sheriff's deputy.
    
Authorities say 44-year-old Gregory Allen Bridges tried to run over a deputy who had approached his disabled car early Sunday morning in a parking lot following a police chase.
    
Sheriff's Lt. Dan Norris says the deputy then fired into the Bridges' car.
    
The chase in suburban Houston started after a deputy tried to pull over Bridges to ask about a minor accident.  Authorities used spike strips to flatten his tires and the confrontation occurred after one of his flat tires fell off a rim.