High Speed Chase

A hit and run crash led to a long high-speed pursuit in South Liberty County last Friday and resulted  in the arrest of a 20 year old man. . Liberty County Sheriff Bobby Rader says a hit and run accident occurred near FM 834 at CR 2042 in South East Liberty County. The caller said an SUV struck the caller’s vehicle and fled.  A Liberty County Sheriff’s Department Sergeant in the area tried to pull over the hit and run vehicle at 770 and FM 834, North of Daisetta. The driver fled, reaching speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour.  The chase continued on 834, turning south in Hardin on State Highway 146 in a few miles the suspect turned east on FM 2830. Miles later the SUV driver reached FM 160, eventually turning towards the City of Ames. Eventually the chase turned on FM 1909. Turning on US 90 the chase turned towards Liberty. Liberty City police officers deployed spike strips at FM160 in Ames. The driver avoided the spike strips and continued on US 90 towards Dayton. Crossing the rail crossing the driver turned off 90 in Dayton to an RV park. There the criminal jumped from his car and fled but quickly Sheriff’s Deputies brought the suspect down and took him into custody. The Suspect is identified as 20-year-old Raymond David Aguirre III. The SUV that began the entire chase was searched, and deputies found a baggie with a green leafy substance plus packaged pills thought to be Xanax. Aguirre is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance. That’s a State Jail Felony. Added were charges of evading arrest with a Vehicle. Raymond David Aguirre III is housed in the Liberty County Jail and remains there in lieu of a $16,000 bond. 

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