A 25-year-old man has been charged with multiple offenses, including driving while intoxicated, after an incident in which he led authorities on a chase through Bryan-College Station at speeds that reportedly topped out over 80 mph.

The incident began late Saturday when a Department of Public Safety trooper allegedly saw the man driving unsafely along Texas Highway 6 around 6 p.m. After reportedly seeing the man nearly sideswipe another vehicle, the officer tried to pull the man over.

Instead of complying, the man allegedly sped up to 80 mph and seemed to try to get away from the officer. (As we discussed in our last post, that is not ever a good idea.)

The man finally pulled over in front of Cheddar's Casual Café on Glenhaven Drive. He refused to exit his vehicle, so officers broke his passenger-side window and used a Taser on him. He was taken to College Station Medical Center.

Whether he was suffering from any kind of medical incident during this situation has not been made public.

The man has now been charged with:

  • Misdemeanor driving while intoxicated
  • Driving with an invalid license previous convictions
  • Possession of marijuana
  • Evading arrest with a vehicle with previous conviction

He had existing warrants for his arrest for public intoxication and failure to identify himself to a Bryan police officer.

Source: The Bryan-College Station Eagle, "Man arrested on 2 felony charges after chase in CS," Feb. 23, 2013