Traffic stop ends with crash in Brownsville
Mon, 01 Nov 2010 22:59:09 GMT —
A traffic stop ended with a car chase, a crash and serious criminal charges for a 19-year-old Brownsville man.
Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) state troopers arrested Alberto Salinas on intoxication assault, evading arrest and failure to identify charges.
Court records released on Monday showed Salinas was driving a 2003 Pontiac Aztec SUV on Highway 48 around 11 p.m. Sunday.
A DPS state trooper tried to pull Salinas over for failing to use his turn signal but he allegedly sped off and into a northeast Brownsville neighborhood.
Salinas crashed his SUV along Salida de Luna Road and allegedly fled on foot leaving his passenger with an injury to the eye.
The trooper caught Salinas but he allegedly gave a fake name and date of birth.
Court records show that the 19-year-old Brownsville man was on probation with previous arrests and for assault, theft and evading arrest.
Salinas appeared before Cameron County Judge Luis Saenz on Sunday where he received $42,500 dollars in bonds.
The 19-year-old chase suspect remained in the Cameron County Jail as of Monday morning.